I hate this stuff, so I’m mostly copying from “about us page on the more personal part of this domain.
I go by Saigh Kym Lambert in my writing or just Saigh or Saigh Ghlas online. Kym Lambert is still my legal name and what I work as a personal trainer as, mostly. I prefer Saigh.
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, primarily leftist activists as I was. Despite complications in the group, I was initiated to first degree. It was at this time that an Morrígan became predominant in my life and I soon felt pushed to follow a more culturally focused way and, having returned to college, I changed my focus to Celtic and women’s studies.
This led to the whole “Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism” thing around 1991 or there about. Recently, it has occurred to me that as certain people, mostly those who do not practice the methodology of CR, love to claim CRs hate UPG (Unsubstantiated Personal Gnosis) that it’s pretty amusing that it actually started due to UPG. Go figure.
Back in the dark ages of the early 1990s, before everyone had the internet, I wrote for some hard copy Pagan publications including THiNK!, Harvest, Tides and SageWoman. After some experimenting with group dynamics before )and a short time after) returning to the isolation of the Great North Woods, that I feel pulled me from my own work, I now am focused on the concept of the Outlaw Warrior/Fianna and hence this project. During that time I also reconnected to a canine nature that I had felt since childhood, and delved into the canine nature of the early Irish Warriors.
In 2013, I returned to hard copy with an article in with an article in Keltria Journal #43 and in 2014 I became a 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 but I also sell PDFs of it.
I also live with a bunch of dogs, horses, cats, a goat and chickens on a small mountain, surrounded by woods and swamp. As is fitting. When not writing about early Irish warriors, I write about pop culture female warriors, mostly Sarah Connor at The Sarah Connor Charm School. I am also a personal trainer, hence most of the physical training material I feel comfortable sharing publicly is the fitness end.