Ceallaigh's Blog

Sunday, February 5, 2023

In 2000, I visited Ireland on scholarship for summer study but didn't make it to Kildare and the Solas Bhride Centre, where the Flame of St. Brigid was re-lit 1993 after several centuries of darkness and has been tended by the Brigidine Sisters there since then. Isaac Bonewitz did make it there, however, and when our paths crossed in Gleann Cholm Cille, he asked me to buy a candle. I did, and he lit the candle from one he had lit from the Brigidine flame. I lit another when I came home and gave it to a friend, and when I lost my own candle, he lit another and sent it back to me.
Monday, January 2, 2023

Greetings Friends!

This month marks a substantial change from the material you're accustomed to receiving from me. I'm podcasting my second year of archives, and the dispatches are already available at folkloreandfiction.com, so there's no sense shipping them out to you as newsletters. Instead, I'm introducing a new newsletter format that combines my Folklore & Fiction work with whatever insights I happen to have on folklore, storytelling, and spirituality along with any news I might have about my own career. Hope you like the change.

Sunday, June 2, 2019


ani-mism noun 1 the attribution of a living soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena (Barber 2005, 51).