Introductions

Me and fellow Coru priests Amelia Hogan and Morpheus Ravenna in Kelowna, British Columbia at the Western Gate Samhain Festival

Me and fellow Coru priests Amelia Hogan and Morpheus Ravenna in Kelowna, British Columbia at the Western Gate Samhain Festival

     Greetings and welcome to my blog. I had wanted to have an introductory post be the first post of my blog but it turned out that other things needed to be said, but now I think its time for introductions.

My name is Brennos Agrocunos and I am a priest of the Morrigan and one of the founders of the Coru Cathubodua or Coru Priesthood. The Coru is a priesthood dedicated the Morrigan in all her forms and that is devoted to serving the Great Queen and our community by helping those who have been called by her and spreading and living the concepts of sovereignty, warriorship, kinship, and service. The Coru was founded in 2012 and has been steadily growing and solidifying as an organization since then. Through ritual, community service, and, activism, we stand alongside all of our kin, human and other and stand opposed to any system that seeks to deny people their personal sovereignty and basic human rights. In the present political environment, this means we’re very busy.

Before the creation of the Coru, I had been working with the Morrigan for most of my life, and had been formally dedicated to her since 1999. As her priest, warriorship is part of my daily devotional practice. It’s an ethic that permeates every aspect of my life. Very briefly, what this means to me is that I strive to live an honorable life, maintain a martial practice and stand between our community and forces that seek to take away their humanity and personal sovereignty.

What I would like to accomplish with this blog is discuss these topics and how can we understand them in the context of the world that we are living in right now. How is living with a code of personal honor relevant in today’s world and how can it affect changes in our lives? What is personal sovereignty and why is it important to our communities? How is the Morrigan relevant in a modern world? And how can we take steps to bring meaningful change in our world, our communities and our lives?

We live in a time of immense global change. The world that we live in now is almost unrecognizable from the world we were born into and the world we leave to our descendants will be vastly different from the world of today. Societal changes are a historical constant,, but in the past two decades these changes have accelerated. One of the main factors in this acceleration is the spread of the internet and the easy exchange of ideas and knowledge globally. What we do in our lives matters now more than any other time in history, our dialogues matters and our actions matter. So let’s make our conversations and actions make a difference. What we do today defines the direction the fledgling pagan movement heads in. It is essential at this time of growth, for us to take this responsibility seriously and to strive to learn from the failings of the major world religions that have brought us to this place of conflict and injustice. As pagans we are a diverse and individualistic crowd. The term pagan, even if it’s disliked by some people, is a “big tent” term, a tent that covers a broad variety of traditions and individuals. This doesn’t have to be a problem if we can learn to accept people’s views and practices even when we don’t agree with them, if we can learn to disagree with people without insulting and vilifying them. As a community, we have much to offer the world today. We have big work to do and I look forward to watching our community grow together and face our challenges head on with the honor and dignity of ourselves and of the myriad of our relations held in the highest regard. Thank you all for being part of this.

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