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I am a curmudgeon, easily pissed off by those who label eclectic practices "Celtic," "Gaelic," "Norse" or any cultural label that they are not and I feel that it's up to those in the cultures to syncretize or not...so historical syncretisms are great but don't be telling me about your Gaulish-Aztec cultural tradition, mkay? Being eclectic is one thing, being an eclectic who claims their eclecticism is "Celtic" or what ever, is another.
I also swear a lot, supposedly LJ wants warnings about that sort of thing. Now they have that filter thing, but it can create problems when, say, you go on at work and get nabbed for "adult material" viewing so, fuck it, deal with the language.***
Self Pity DH Lawrence I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
I'm a polytheist focused on Scottish Highland and Hebride culture, ban-fhiannaidh, personal fitness trainer, Hillbilly survivalist, barbarian, writer, boss mare and all around raging, rabid, opinionated, savage alpha bitch. Any questions?
I am not the Celtic Reconstructionist you are looking for. In fact, by the current definition, I'm certainly not one at all. I also do not endorse any book about it you might see my name on or in and I certainly do not endorse anyone else whose names I might be linked to due to them. Warning: never, ever, collaborate. You're an idiot if you do.
I use the public label "Gaelic Heathen" to indicate that we are culturally Gaelic focused with some Norse influences, much as you find in the Highland and Island culture of Scotland. Any actual names for what we do in Gaelic are not public due to the people who happily rip off those names with no thought. Chances are, given some use of "Gaelic Heathen" and "Highland Heathen" starting up by those we have nothing in common with (no matter how much they might offer our link as proof they've read it or credit me in self-published books as if I ever spoke to them when I haven't) I'll probably switch up public labels again too. The important ones, you'll never know unless you begin to meet with us in person. Which isn't likely.
I really have sort of made my living as a ban-fhiannaidh, as well as professional fire-tender in the winter, until recently. ~;) I was a personal trainer in the early '90s and am starting to return to that. At other times I have been a reporter and photographer for a local paper, before that various other things...including my first career as a photojournalist long, long ago at a larger paper. There have, been various shop and factory jobs as well. My various interests, well, I guess you can see from my interest list and from the sites and communities here and elsewhere that I run.
My mate, mythos999, and I have been taking steps into homesteading, but work does get in the way of doing this as far as we would like. We have a couple of Greyhounds, a couple of Aussie/Border Collie cross farm dogs, a PMU foal now an adolescent, two Mini horses and a goat. We raise Dorking chickens, or are trying to. We live in some of the most beautiful woods in the world in northern New Hampshire.
I am currently more likely to be on Facebook than here...see link below.
I founded and run the following LiveJournal communities: sacredhorse for Pagans involved with horses and/or worship equine Deities horselistening for Natural Horsemanship, not Pagan specific womenofstrength for fierce, strong women, women only, not Pagan specific hooded_crow for Outlaw Warrior Poets and other mad wild mystics. This is a semi-private group and you MUST contact me to join unless you are already on my flist.
I also, uh, co-maintain, uh, yeah, that's it, sccharmschool for those Terminator 2 fans who think that muscle and suvivivalist savvy DO matter.
Want to buy me stuff? Well, probably not, even though these would help me with some projects I'm working on, but this is the wishlist anyway.
"Three glories of a gathering: a comely [mate], a good horse, a swift hound." Trecheng Breth Féne-88 I miss my best horse and swiftest hounds!
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan" Irving Townsend