Welcome to Dùn Sgàthan,
Shadows, well the virtual side of it as that's the name of our real
life home as well. And welcome also to our new URL, please do
your links or bookmarks as we may not keep the old one. Things
have also finally been updated a bit and moved around, so if you get lost just come back here and
hopefully you'll find your way.
We are a couple of Gaelic
Heathen warrior-types returned to a
country life with our Greyhounds and Border Collie crosses, horses and
goats; we are working on developing a homestead raising chickens
as well as produce. The real Dùn Sgàthan is in Northern New
Hampshire, including forest land, swamp and some pasture
including an old apple orchard.
For the homesteading part of
things, please see our blog as it's just easier to update there Dùn Sgàthan
Notes, to try to keep more updated. Some of our earliest
chicken raising can be found on this page,
Our Gaelic Heathen
is an index of information on our development of this path, a syncretic
reconstructionist cultural path focused on Scottish Highland Gaelic
culture and the Norse influences to it.
the Hooded Crow, Running with Mad Hounds is a new section, a sort
of virtual shrine to the Gaelic War Goddesses, especially Badb, Macha
and the Morrígan. Prayers, links and the Flying With the Hooded Crow Blog
is the virtual kennel where you can meet our Divinely Mad
Greyhounds the late great Irony, Bran and Scolaighe. The great pups
still with us are our Border Collie Cross Gleann, Greyhounds
Òrlaith and Cù Mór and most recently BC cross Sachrairi! They, of
course, do expect this. Why would you be
here other than to see
them? There is also some writing on why to adopt a Greyhound, Celtic
Sighthounds and dogs in ritual. (The Celtic
Sighthounds article has been recently fixed up)
On the Shieling
is our section on our horses, where you can meet Saorsa our PMU foal
(now grown) and Misty our Morgan/QH mare as well as our Minis and goat.
You can also read about our beloved rescued horse Saoradh (sadly lost
in March of '07 just
over a month from his 33rd birthday), and hear about his journey from
starvation to health and from emotional cripple to a happy riding
partner through Natural Horsemanship. Articles on Celtic horses and PMU
well as a page for Kym's past horses too.
Early Writings of
Kym Lambert (sometimes under the name ní Dhoireann)
are in this section, there may be new things linked here soon that are
a bit beyond blogging. New writing can be found at our home blog here
but also at Flying With the Hooded Crow Blog for more warrior path inspired material.
Kym also runs The Sarah Connor Charm School for
feminist fans of Linda Hamilton's character in Terminator and Terminator
Sgàthan Books is
our online booklist and reviews section where you can look
for titles on the Celts, the Picts, warrior path, martial arts,
fitness. Again, newer reviews will likely be on one of our blogs,
depending on the type of book.
Please do enjoy your stay. Please note that
we do welcome feedback
and please remember if you have a question we prefer you ask us
instead of putting it out to people who do not know us. We have a
Facebook page if
you want discuss Gaelic Heathenry in general and a blog for this site if you
want to discuss us in particular.
We are striving to live our
lives in accordance to the old ways, without dismissing modern life.
The spiritual is in all things and our Pagan paths are echoed in the
most "mundane" aspects of our lives. We feel where ever one lives,
country or city, we can all walk our paths 24 hours a day, in all the
things we do. Being back in the country means changing some of
the daily ways we walked our path; and due to changes in our lives, not
always changes back to how we used to. We would greatly
appreciate hearing from other homesteading Pagans out there, especially
those raising livestock.
If you wish to contact us, you can find our address here.
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