I’ve heard from many Pagans in the last few weeks and it is appalling how many have either lost jobs, had hours cut back, or have friends or relatives who are in this situation. We’ve been doing some prosperity and healing magick for several people who asked for it. We’ve also had to do some warding magick for several people. All in a day’s work for us Pagan Warriors.
It’s been a cold winter with a lot less rain than usual so far. The last two days we set records for low temperatures.
I’ve got a new greenhouse up. It is entirely solar, with a small composter at one end (for heat and CO2 for the plants) and thermal mass (a large black barrel of water to radiate stored heat). I’m pretty excited about doing herbs and vegetables in there (particularly tomatoes) and starting bedding plants for the Motherhouse garden. Do any of you out there have a greenhouse? I’m just learning. I’ve found an excellent reference book: The Greenhouse Gardener’s Companion by Shane Smith.
Several times a night a police dispatcher like me at ECOMM will be asked to do a BOLF (be on the lookout for) broadcast for other channels and various other agencies. Many of these relate to missing persons. Usually these missing person BOLFs include the missing person’s name, date of birth, physical description, and clothing description. So the other day I get this BOLF from Coquitlam RCMP. It related to an elderly missing male. It had his name, his age (82 years) and the following description: “Has all of his teeth and is not circumcised.” That’s it. No height, weight, hair color, clothing... nothing but that. So I figure, what the heck, that’s what they’ve given me to work with, that’s what I broadcast. So I do. Silence on the air. Then a police officer sends me a message from his lap top: “OK. I’ll check for the teeth, but I’m not checking for that other thing.”
I’m gradually discovering more and more Pagans on Twitter, where I’ve been posting what I’m up to as well as various thoughts on my Warrior path. If you go to www.twitter.com, look for warriorwitch for my deliberations.
I’ve been updating our Order of Scáthach web site, and various blogs. We still have our members-only blog and I’m still posting news on my blog: http://kerrcuhulain.blogspot.com/ You can link to the blog from my web site: http://kerrcuhulain.com/. The Order of Scáthach continues to grow steadily and is attracting a lot of talented and committed people. Our on line training blog where our students download lessons and rituals has received more than 2300 visits since we set it up last November. I’ve just updated that too, with photos and updated lessons.
We’re off to Seattle, Washington, to do a half day training session on the 10th of May to conduct an Armoring ritual for the members of our new Seattle preceptory. If you are interested in participating, just drop me a line.
I’m still waiting on the editing on the upcoming Law Enforcement Guide to Pagan Religion. Acorn Press tells me they’re busy on editing it. I’m also waiting to hear back on a proposal to Llewellyn for a new book of ritual and recipes.
As I mentioned in my Imbolc note, my wife and I will be in New Orleans in October 2009. Several other members of the Order of Scáthach will be attending the Pagan conference there with me. I’ll be teaching some Warrior classes and conducting an Armoring ritual. If you are interested in participating in this, please let me know.
I hope that you have a wonderful Eostre.
Bright Blessings, Kerr Cuhulain