Day 1: 30 Days of Devotion

The Cailleach

A brief introduction

The Cailleach is a Deity that I have been familiar with for many years, but only on the periphery. I didn’t really know a lot about Her until She started tapping me on the head last winter.

It was then that I began getting hints and messages about becoming a priestess of The Cailleach. At the beginning of March, with the help of a friend I did some journey work and spoke to Her about the idea. There She and I ironed out our agreement on what She wants from me, and what She will give me in turn.

My first task over the past 6 months has been to discover more about this ancient Goddess of the British Isles.

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Life Teachers

The saying goes, when the student is ready the teacher will appear.

I say, when the teacher is ready the student will appear.

I think we get caught up in the idea that as we move through life, and especially as we discover who we are on our Pagan path, that teachers will be like the school teachers of our childhood. Show up to class, sit quietly and absorb what is being taught, maybe take a test to prove we’ve got it down, graduate and get a nice diploma to show for our work.

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