by Saigh Kym Lambert, or just Saigh, these days. I spent several years
"wandering" as a Pagan and witch, from about the age of nine until my
20s when in the mid-80s I found a coven, an offshoot of Alexandrian
with a Celtic focus, where I felt at home with the people. Despite
complications in the group, I was initiated to first degree. It
was at this time that an
became predominant in my life and I soon felt pushed to follow a more
culturally focused way. This led to the whole "Celtic Reconstructionist
Paganism" thing. A few years later, in the early '90s I had a
show up and married a Heathen and ended up with this whole Gaelic
Heathen thing. I have a degree in women's studies with a focus on
Celtic culture and the warrior path.
After some experimenting with group dynamics before
returning to the isolation of the Great North Woods, I now am focused
on the concept of the Outlaw Warrior/Fianna and write about it a good
bit, mostly at Sgàth na Feannaige-ghlas blog but now with articles starting to be included on Scáth na Feannóige website. Back in the dark ages before everyone had the internet, I wrote for some hard copy Pagan publications including THiNK!,
Harvest, Tides and SageWoman.. In 2013, I returned to hard copy with an article in Keltria Journal #43 and in 2014 I became a committee member and writer for Air
n-Aithesc. My essay "Musings on the Irish War Goddesses" was originally published in Bibliotheca Alexandrina's By Blood, Bone and Blade: A Tribute to the Morrígan.
I am starting to teach workshops,
although only private at this time due to not finding workable public
venues. I am hoping to find something, however. I am somewhat
considering attempting Skype but there are points where I find I still
have some technophobic tendencies.
In 2011, I have returned to personal fitness training,
although not real ambitious on this in the current economy. Being
certified again will help with some of the writing I'm doing, however. And I am the Saigh of The Sarah Connor
a strange physical feminist fan group which involves putting things our
members are really doing in a semi-fictional context. Some of my
fitness writing is on the SCCS blog.
We moved back to the North Country to homestead and to have horses and
hounds. We write about this sort of thing, along with how it fits in to our Gaelic practices in Dùn Sgàthan Homesteading Blog. Well, sometimes.
Aaron is reticent. He is a Heathen dedicated to Thor and works as an EMT....which means that beard is no more.
Text and photos copyright © 1998-2014 Saigh Kym Lambert
and Aaron Miller.
Photos of Saigh and Aaron taken and chosen for this page by the other.
Line from Celtic
Background modified by Kym from Pictish spiral (as featured in George
Bain's Celtic Art)