And so it goes…

I have thought about starting a blog a few times over the last few years and for a few reasons I always held off. The first is I’m not a writer. I’m not sure I am effective as a communicator period let alone in a writing style. I write like I think, free form, not worrying about grammar or punctuation.

Second I’m not sure if I have anything worth saying or that anyone would find a great need to read. It sometimes is therapeutic so for that reason alone it might be worth trying.

Lastly was a time issue, do I have time to write and is it worth my investment of energy to try to express myself in this format? We shall see.

I also have this idea that I’m not important enough to write. I’m not sure anyone is, and I don’t want to come across as a blowhard. I have tried to read others who blog etc. and sometimes I’m like damn, what size hat fits your ego. Maybe I’m being too harsh or judgmental.

So yeah, I guess we will try this.

I get asked several times a week about my spirituality and beliefs and so here is where I am now…subject to change:

I am a solitary druid who practices Isaac Bonewits style rituals. My path is a mixture of personal beliefs/cultures. I am a Tyrsman and believe myself to be Asatru. I also have a relationship with Celtic Gods and Goddesses and I do hoodoo work and have a relationship with Papa Legba.

If I was to explain more I think what I do is Drudoo. I am a Neo-druid and in keeping in the spirit of druids I am a spiritual leader, some would call me a priest, some call me a gothi or a root doctor. I have seen the quest for titles and merit badges do great harm, and to be honest I prefer to feed the soul instead of the ego. So call me whatever, if I need a title. I had a customer tell me I had to have a title so her daughter would show respect for me…so I told her she could call me Uncle Seamus.

My form of druidy is messy with a lot of spell-work and magic. I am from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and a modern practitioner who feels it is about results and the work. So I have no issues with working cross culturally as druids of old are sometimes reported to do anyway.

I could just as easily identify as a practitioner of  Bonewitsian Hoodoo.

What do I believe? Not much and everything. Having a store for the last few years has really opened my up to hearing a lot of different stories and beliefs and what is has helped to understand is that each path is so unique and individual that who am I to judge another’s experience.

I tell people every day, if it is working for you (and not harming others) then that is all that matters.


2 thoughts on “And so it goes…

  1. “Bonewitsian Hoodoo” I like that. Basically, I believe that, if it is working for you (and not hurting anyone else), keep do that. If it isn’t working for you, try something else.


  2. I, for one, care very much about what you have to say. Keep on, keepin’ on!
    You were the very first individual I spoke to about spirituality in any sense, and it is because of YOU that I have come this far. I also believe that because you work cross culturally that you were (are) able to give me a plethera of information and it is not biased in any way. It has also paved the way for you to be capable of interacting with people from all walks of life.
    Thank you for what you do!


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