Saturday, June 26, 2021

Poetry Reading: Mael Brigde (Through Writers in Our Midst)

I had the opportunity today to read and talk a little about Brigit today, thanks to Erik D'Souza of Writers in Our Midst.

Erik hosted a special event in celebration of my book, A Brigit of Ireland Devotional - Sun Among Stars, which he helped shape as one of my fellow writers in the Port Moody Writing Group in days of yore. It was his idea to do a reading especially for our literary friends and my personal friends and family, many of whom are either unaware, or only vaguely aware, of the large part of my life that is dedicated to Brigit. It was a little unnerving at first, to consider it, as in a small minority of cases I have specifically not mentioned it because I worried about the reaction I would face. But it seemed like the best time and way to let even those folk know about this very important place in me.

I felt very relaxed reading and talking to people I know well, and on the other hand, enjoyed this big, quiet coming out as a Pagan. It was a lovely, brief event. And surprise, surprise, narry a negative reaction.

There is, unfortunately, glitching in the sound, but it is still listenable to.


You can watch the video here.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Megan Black: Growing as a Spiritual Person


I just listened to Megan Black's 103rd episode of her podcast, Round the Cauldron: Growing as a Spiritual Person. She talks about what the terms mean, then gives a very thoughtful, sometimes personal, inspiring talk on what this has meant in her life and how it touches the larger community.

I began to follow Megan because I thought she was a Wiccan (she was) and I wanted to see Neo-Paganism outside of my own community. How amusing to discover that over time she has moved from Wicca to something very like my own spirituality. Did I just hear the name #Brigit?

One thing that especially struck me was her discussion of how she has worked with Brigit in understanding her own spiritual needs, and these include finding the courage to look at her self and her behaviours honestly.

I just love this woman!

Saturday, June 05, 2021

MoonCon 21 "Brigit Panel"


So this just happened! I really enjoyed our #Brigit Panel. And that swirling white streak beneath Erin Aurelia and I is actually Morgan Daimler, manifesting in our shared realm.
If you want to watch the rest of the Con, you can find the sessions on Facebook and YouTube :
Our Brigit panel (available on video):


Image: Screenshot, 5 June 2021, MoonCon 21 by Mael Brigde.