You have found your way to the personal blog of Eira Silversage, solitary Witch and Druid-in-training. I am also a writer and an artist, a grower of herbs, a diviner of Ogham, and an explorer of forests. I am a dedicated introvert, a daring kitchen alchemist, and a crafter of potions.
I live on the West Coast of Canada, between the sea and the mountains, with the wild North at my doorstep. I live in the Highlands of North Eastern Victoria, Australia. My beliefs are simple and rooted in nature; animism and folk magic, wild-crafting and wort-cunning, hedge witchcraft and hearth magic. I am influenced by my ancestors, the Celts, and by local spirits and the Fae. I believe in what you can touch with your hands and feel with your spirit.
A Little History…
My mother was a Witch. Maybe not the obvious kind, but the kind that healed wounds with crystals and ran barefoot through the woods. Her way of life was my childhood. But like many teenagers, I strayed from my heritage, and it wasn’t until my early 20’s that I felt the call of Paganism.
I spent many years as a solitary Witch, learning from books and life experience, setting fire to my first Yule log and slicing open my hand with my first boline. By my mid 20’s, I ended up at a Wiccan college, where I spent over a year studying with an eclectic/Celtic-based coven. Eventually, I accepted that it wasn’t the right fit and left in search for a home more aligned with my beliefs.
In the winter of 2012, I came to Ár nDraíocht Féin, a fellowship of Neopagans dedicated to creating a public tradition of Druidry. I am also a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, working through the material of the Bardic grade. This is where this blog starts, at the trail-head of a new path.
Thank you for stopping by!
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