The Preserving Shrine - Erynn Rowan Laurie - Poet, Fili- Priestess - Articulating the Unspeakable Since 1961
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What is the preserving shrine?

Erynn Rowan LaurieThe early Irish Brehon law texts ask "What is the preserving shrine? " This question has two answers:

"The preserving shrine is nature and what is preserved in it."
"The preserving shrine is memory and what is preserved in it."

This is the heart of Filidecht: the practice of sacred, ritual poetcraft in early Irish and Scottish tradition. Nature and memory are one in the Fili. The Filidecht of Inis Glas, the personal path Erynn co-founded and practices, is a way of devotional, poetic nature mysticism based in an attempt to reconstruct aspects of early Celtic spiritual practices.

In early Irish practice, poetry and the word were intrinsic components of magic and the worship of deity. The Filidh additionally taught, practiced divination and ritual, did healing work, sought visions, and pursued many other arts for the people and tribes they served.

About Erynn

Erynn lives in Everett, Washington and has been involved in the Pagan communities of the Pacific Northwest since 1984. An independent Pagan Scholar and one of the founders of the Celtic Reconstruction movement, she writes and teaches on many aspects of Celtic Paganism, Druidism and Filidecht. continued >>

Fireflies at Absolute Zero
Fireflies at Absolute Zero is a map of a life, written in loca­tion and longing, its cal­lig­raphy the sur­real moments between dream and waking. The poems are shaped by myth, the Gaelic poetic tra­di­tion, dream worlds, per­sonal his­tory, and the grey-??green land­scape of the Salish Sea. From snow­fall in the Hoh rain­forest to the sen­su­ality of a lover's touch, the poems span decades of a life in motion, finally finding a home between the moun­tains and waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Pre-Order from Hiraeth Press!
Ships out on October 31st, 2012

A Circle of Stones (2012)
Journeys and Meditations for Modern Celts

Originally published in 1995, offers a unique approach to meditation and Otherworld journeying in a Celtic Pagan context through the use of prayer beads as a focus for understanding early Gaelic cosmology and ways to journey through its three realms of land, sea, and sky. With chapters on ritual, altars, journeying, and communicating with deities, this short book has provided seekers with tools for their spiritual work for nearly twenty years. This new edition offers a much improved pronunciation guide for the Irish and Scots Gaelic in the text, and a new foreword that offers context for the book's historical place in the emergence of Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan spirituality.

Order from Immanion Press!

Just Released - December 2012!

A sixteen-track companion audio album that features pronunciations for all the Gaelic language content that is featured in CIrcle of Stones. Clear, concise, and carefully put together by recording artist, Caera.

$5:00 Direct Download - Click here to purchase securely from Caera's page at!

Ogam cards for use with with Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom

The Three Currents ogam deck is a 60-card PDF format deck that you can print for yourself on your home printer.

It is designed to be used with the material in Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom and gives three separate full-color sets of the primary 20-fid ogam in the colors of the currents: green and red for the chthonic, grey and green for the oceanic, and blue and white for the celestial.

The artwork is by Martin Benjamin ( Full instructions for printing are included in the file.

The deck is $10.00 via PayPal. Once payment is received, you will be instructed on how to receive the deck.


Not Your Mama's Tree Ogam: The prelude to Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom features 42 pages on Ogam divination including descriptions, layouts, and glossary. If you're interested in ogam divination or ogam for magical and spiritual work that goes beyond the more easily found tree ogam materials, this booklet will help you get started.

This is the booklet that Erynn published for her PantheaCon 2006 workshop. Available in PDF file for $5.00 (via PayPal) (Click on image to order)


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