Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cuhulain for Person of the Year

Dear Friends:

The daughter of a Wiccan who corresponds with me sent this in to me yesterday. She's nominated me for an award, apparently. Thanks Allyson!


Kerr Cuhulain for Person of the Year By Allyson Antoniades-Wood

Charles Ennis is better known to the Pagan community as Kerr Cuhulain. Mr. Cuhulain is a retired Vancouver police officer. I think he is very brave and an honest man. He collected money for Katrina survivors. He is an author of five pagan books, and regularly contributes articles to WitchVox, a huge networking website to connect pagans all over the world. So far, he’s done a lot.
He supported the Tempest Smith case and the Headstone campaign two very important issues in the Pagan community. Tempest was a 12-year-old girl from Michigan, who committed suicide because she was bullied by her classmates. Sgt. Patrick Stewart died in the line of duty in Afghanistan, and was denied his military emblem of faith, a pentagram, on his headstone as it was refused recognition by veteran affairs. This shows how much Cuhulain cares about the pagan community.

As a police officer, Kerr had many assignments, such as: “Emergency Response Team, hostage negotiator, child abuse investigator, gang crime unit, and the mental health Emergency Services Unit.” Kerr was an officer for twenty-nine years. He helped in emergency calls to save the day. Before retiring he earned a Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal.

Kerr Cuhulain helped create the Officers of Avalon, an organization representing Neo-Pagan professionals in the emergency services (police, firefighters, emergency medical tech, etc.) Avalon Cares was a project for Hurricane Katrina relief to help Katrina survivors. The Officers of Avalon were able to collect 35,000 dollars in 2 weeks for the Katrina survivors. They collected money, food, and clothes for the survivors. Avalon also paid for replacement uniforms for the New Orleans police.

As an author of many Pagan books, Kerr wrote books like: Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca, Witch-Hunts, Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick and Magickal Self Defense. These books explain how to empower ones self. His work is unique and unlike any other pagan authors’. Most pagan authors write books on how to become a pagan.

Kerr Cuhulain is a great influence on the pagan community. He supports the community by getting involved. As a young pagan, this is important to me because I would like someone like him to be on my side. Sometimes, I worry if any of my friends would pick on me if they knew my religion. Learning about this inspires me, makes me want to get involved and help people in my community.

Mr. Cuhulain is cool guy, and a great writer. He emailed my Mom and even sent me pictures to help with this assignment, which I really appreciate! I would love to meet him in person. That’s why he has my vote for person of the year based on his service, concern and effort.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Yule News

Dear Friends:

I hope that you've all had a happy Yule. I experienced an exceptional Yule ritual at the Scathach gathering last Saturday. I've included a couple of shots of the altar. I was presented with a stained glass window bearing the Scathach logo: Apparently the members secretly donated to this project. Quite overwhelming.

A snowstorm started a few hours after the ritual and it took some of us a while to get home. I ended up stuck on a hill because a semi trailer unit jack knifed at the bottom, completely blocking the road. I eventually had to back track and take another route.

I've just finished my latest manuscript draft for the book of Scathach rituals and will send off a proposal this afternoon to the publisher. This has led me to make updates to the rituals and lessons on the Scathach training blog.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Photos of Nanaimo Training

Dear Friends:
Here's some photos from Scathach's Nanaimo training trip.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Puget Sound Preceptory of Scáthach

The new Puget Sound preceptory of our Order of Scáthach is having their first meeting tonight in Seattle. Skatha, one of our Knights, is going to be running this new group. Unfortunately I have to work tonight or I’d be there to see it happen. If you’re interested, please contact me and I’ll connect you with this new preceptory.

Bright Blessings
Kerr Cuhulain

Nanaimo Training and Armoring

A Commandery of 7 Knights and 2 Squires sailed to Nanaimo on December 13 to do training and conduct rituals. Twelve people turned up to participate (see photo). The Commandery members all had a good time and it appears to have been well received. We'll be heading down to Seattle in April or May to do a similar training session.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Nanaimo Reminder

Just a reminder that I'll be in Nanaimo, BC, tomorrow with some of our Knights at the Harewood Activity Center at 10:30 to teach and conduct an Armoring ritual. I hope to see you there.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Healing Energy for Selena Fox

Please send well wishes and healing support to Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary.

On Wednesday, December 3, 2008, Selena will have ovarian surgery at a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. The surgery will remove a large cyst which was recently discovered on her left ovary. Her left ovary and fallopian tube will also be removed. The cyst and ovary will undergo laboratory analysis and test results are expected back later this month.

Ten years ago, Selena had surgery which removed her right ovary and a large growth, which turned out to be a type of ovarian cancer. Periodic blood tests have indicated that Selena has been free of ovarian cancer since that time. Please send blessings that this continues to be the case.

Your meditations, prayers, and rituals are greatly appreciated as she prepares for the surgery, has it, and recovers. Some photos of Selena to use as a focus are at her website:

Well wishes can be sent to her at this special email address:

Although circumstances are such that she can not reply individually to emails she receives, know that your email will be passed on to her and she gives thanks for your support.

Healing Circle: Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Precept of the Month

The Precept of the Month is “Do not engage in useless activity.” A Wiccan becomes a Warrior by seeking results. Seek out new ideas. Try new things out. There is nothing wrong with experimentation. That is how you will find out what works for you. If you find that a particular technique or “spell” doesn’t work, you should set it aside. Perhaps it won’t work for you at your present stage of development. Maybe it isn’t a technique that will work for you at all. If this is the case, toss it out.
That is why you use a Book of Shadows as a working journal. This is where you will record results. You should record the failures too. You should periodically review old entries: Sometimes something that you’ve recently learned will give you the key to something that didn’t work for you before.

The Principle of Chivalry this month is loyalty, which is linked to respect. There are many ways of giving respect:
· A Wiccan Warrior’s word is his bond. A Wiccan Warrior strives to be known for his commitment. Keep your word and you will win the loyalty of others. Respect is something that you earn.
· Do not waste other people’s valuable time by being late. I wince every time I hear tardy people excusing themselves by saying that they are on “Pagan Standard Time.” This is an ignorant expression which clearly demonstrates how little the person using it respects you.