Friday, October 31, 2008

Samhain at the Scathach Motherhouse

My wife and I spent a quiet Samhain night at the Motherhouse (our Scathach Samhain celebration is tomorrow). I carved pumpkins for the evening and for the celebration tomorrow. We put out luminaria in the yard and lit the fire in the ritual room.

BB Kerr

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Scathach Blog Problem

Dear Friends:

The Scathach members blog crashed yesterday. It had mushroomed from just a handful of original members to a large group in just under a year and the original idea of letting members have administrative status for the original small group was still in place so that "authors" on the blog could put in links. Unfortunately it appears that someone who put in a new post then decided to delete it went to the wrong place and deleted the entire blog, all 146 posts. It would have been nice for this person to ask how to do it if they didn't know instead of guessing. Janus is now working with Google techs to either bring it back or start from scratch. We're hopeful that it will be the former, but we are prepared for the latter. Either way, the Scathach blog will be back in a few days. Meanwhile I'm still here on this one, where I regularly put public news about Scathach.

Hopefully we'll also have a web site for Scathach up and running in the New Year also.

Bright Blessings
Kerr Cuhulain

Friday, October 24, 2008

Latest Manuscript and Celebrity News

I'm just putting finishing touches on my latest manuscript. This one is about Warrior ritual and includes recipes. It is the ritual side of Scathahc. I just sent a book proposal off.

Last week Australian actress Annie Semler dropped by the Scathach Motherhouse in Surrey for a visit. She had read Magickal Self Defense and looked me up. I gave her a lesson assisted by Janus from Scathach and sent her off with a CD of our lessons. Annie's husband Dean, a celebrated cinematographer, is in Vancouver now filming a new movie.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Class is Now in Session

The latest classes for Scáthach are now in session. In the core group of Scáthach which meets at the Motherhouse in Surrey, British Columbia, we now have 33 members who come in from Surrey, Burnaby, Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Delta, and New Westminster locally and from as far away as Powell River on the Sunshine Coast and from Seattle and Bellingham, WA. There are another 8 students in BC who are too far away to attend and study on line (in Victoria, Nanaimo, Balfour and Castlegar). We have on line students in ts who haven’t yet told me where they are situated (so if you haven’t told me yet, now is a good time). We have one student in Melbourne, Australia, one in New Zealand, one in South Africa and one in Surrey in the UK. We have Canadian students in New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec. We have US students in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
And of course, as I mentioned in previous posts, there is a new preceptory starting up in the Seattle, Washington area, and I don’t know exactly how many will be in that group yet: I will find out next weekend.

Kerr Cuhulain
Preceptor General