So, who is this chick behind this blog? Well I’m Caelesti. I live in the Twin Cities with my fiance in an old house surrounded by trees. (very druid-y) In addition to working 2 part-time jobs, I occupy my time writing, reading, biking, volunteering, and causing trouble.
I consider myself an agnostic with a polytheistic worldview- I’m a skeptic who wants to believe in fairies, too whimsical to be an atheist. Star Trek made me a humanist, fantasy novels & mythology made me a pagan.
My beliefs and practices fall somewhere between Celtic Reconstructionism and modern Druidism. I am also a Unitarian Universalist and am beginning to explore an interest in Heathenry, particularly German folkloric traditions.
I am a proud member of Ar nDraiocht Fein, (pron. arn ree-okt fayn) a modern Druid organization. ADF seems a good fit because they too are somewhere in between Reconstructionism and general Neo-Paganism. They are also pan-Indo-European, which means they include not just Celtic but Slavic, Norse, and Greek paganism for example.
I see Celtic spirituality as being inseparable from culture. Therefore I see participating and preserving Celtic languages and cultures, which are currently in danger of dying out, as crucial. Because I follow a culturally-based religion, I find commonalities with Native Americans, Shintoists and Hindus. I think revivalists of European polytheism can learn a lot from these older unbroken traditions.
Check out my other blogs & social networking profiles
Mariah’s Musings -my blog on disability rights and other issues
Roots, Leaves & Threads – book reviews- I may just put the religion/history related ones here & the politically related ones on Mariah’s Musings, haven’t decided yet. It used to be about autism/disability but as you can see I’m writing about that on the above blog.
Delicious -my huge collection of links. I haven’t used it in a while, so I am working on weeding out broken links. Pagan websites in particular seem to come & go a lot.