Grimoire Notes on Lazy College Day Wishes

Hello Everyone, I know I promised the next in my herbal series today but I am too lazy to do a bunch of sourcing right now. If you haven’t seen my about me page, I’m doing a school year abroad to learn Archaeology in Ireland. It’s a higher diploma course. That means, I already have a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Celtic Studies; however, … Continue reading Grimoire Notes on Lazy College Day Wishes

Grimoire Notes on Oweynagat 🧙‍♀️🎃🕯️🐈

Featured in today’s post is: Oweynagat, Uaimh na gCat, Cave of the Cats – it’s a modest looking cave nestled in the southern part of the immense Rathcroghan royal complex. Amongst the 200+ archaeologically significant sites, this one captures my attention due to its associations with my favourite Irish goddess: the Morrígan. Surrounded by a plethora of folktales and myths, it is so enticing that … Continue reading Grimoire Notes on Oweynagat 🧙‍♀️🎃🕯️🐈

Grimoire Notes – The wolfsbane of my existence🐺🌿🐺🌿

With the rising popularity of witchcraft and neo-paganism in the West, herbs with symbolic and medicinal properties alike have earned a place in the spotlight. This comes with pros and cons. As discussed in other blog posts, sometimes a kitchen herb can help soothe our sore throats. In a way, it can feel like a person is able to take power over their own health … Continue reading Grimoire Notes – The wolfsbane of my existence🐺🌿🐺🌿

Grimoire Notes – Thyme to Move Forward//Dublin and My Theme for 2019

Like many, I grew up reading Victorian era fiction and poetry: Dracula, Woman in White, Sherlock Holmes, Tennyson, etc. This contributed to my self-identification as a goth kid with a love for everything spooky and macabre. Dublin definitely fills this niche with its history and architecture, but my time in this city also has revealed I am not as hardcore as I thought I was. … Continue reading Grimoire Notes – Thyme to Move Forward//Dublin and My Theme for 2019

Grimoire Notes – Peony for your thoughts?//Winter Solstice Thoughts

Describing the dry cold of Northern Alberta isn’t easy in contrast to the damp cold here. The cold back home settles in your lungs, like an inward breath when you chew mint gum, while here it’s a pervasive moisture that clings to the bones. Ireland in Winter differs significantly from home in other ways as well. Most poignantly for me is that there are still … Continue reading Grimoire Notes – Peony for your thoughts?//Winter Solstice Thoughts

Grimoire Notes – Shopping Adventures!

Hello Everyone, From my last post, you may have guessed that I consider myself a bit of a green witch. 😉 I consider our duties to nature and each other sacred. As such, I’ve been ruminating on how to change my consumer behaviours for the better especially in relation to my own carbon footprint. Part of this process is trying new things. For groceries I … Continue reading Grimoire Notes – Shopping Adventures!

Grimoire Notes on Climate Change

Featured image source through WordPress and Pexel. Sometimes I feel pessimistic about climate change and capitalism. While it’s not something I can staunch so easily, there is still room for a realistic amount of optimism. This blog post is a hope to stoke some of that fire within for me. I hope it doesn’t come across a crazy ramble. XD Despite the fact that 70% … Continue reading Grimoire Notes on Climate Change

Grimoire Notes – 7×11 – Update

[[The optimal pairing for this post are chocolate covered rice cakes and super strong black tea with loads of milk, dairy or non, whatever floats your boat]] At the beginning of November I did some goal setting. To recap, you can view my original blog post here. Now that December has begun, I thought I would give folks a quick update on my progress. Things … Continue reading Grimoire Notes – 7×11 – Update

Grimoire Notes – Going Back to College Older

Hello everyone! I’m days away from being another year older (and as unwise as ever). Thought I would write a quick post on some of the differences between going to university again. My first time around, I was around 17-18 things have a changed a little since then. Here are some observations: Fashion – When did mom jeans come back into style? And how did … Continue reading Grimoire Notes – Going Back to College Older

Grimoire Notes on Magh Adhair

This week my classmates and I went to the royal inaugural site of Magh Adhair. Like other sites visited here in Ireland, Magh Adhair is unexpectedly situated in a cow pasture. The undulating landscape of natural and artificial earthworks, the modest canalized Hell river, and the variety of standing stones and other items all hint at an ostentatious past. This site was used for the … Continue reading Grimoire Notes on Magh Adhair