Cathal’s Seer Update

I am getting very close to finishing the final book in the Purification Trilogy: Cathal’s Seer. I’d intended to get it out last month, but something came up in my life.

I found myself in a situation after 36 years of law enforcement where the economy went south, prices went up, the number of shifts I got diminished, and my “finish line”, the date of my retirement, slowly receded into the distance. Realizing that I had come very close indeed to paying off my mortgage, I seized upon an opportunity: The short version is that by selling the house, buying a comparable one on the Sunshine Coast for much less, porting the mortgage to avoid the penalties, I could finally retire completely. So on top of my full time job, running the Order of Scáthach, participating in Surrey Interfaith Council, and running Vancouver PPD, I took 6 twelve hour days to stage my house in the last week of April and put it on the market. This of course led to multiple viewings, open houses, and so on, plus the endless cleaning and gardening involved. Therefore for the last month and a half I haven’t had much time or attention to devote to finishing the book.

I am happy to report that yesterday afternoon we finally closed the deal and we’re planning to move at the end of July. This means the next few weeks will be a frenzy of signing papers and packing and so on, but eventually this means I’ll be fully retired from law enforcement and able for the first time to devote all my attention to writing. So thanks for your patience.


About cuhulain

Kerr Cuhulain has been a Wiccan for 49 years and has been involved in anti-defamation activism and hate crimes investigation for the Pagan community from 1986 to 2005. Kerr was awarded the Shield of Valor by the Witches League for Public Awareness. Kerr is the author of the Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca, Witch Hunts, Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick and Magickal Self Defense. Kerr has a column with 182 articles on anti-defamation issues and hate crimes on The Witches’ Voice web site called Witch Hunts. Kerr is the former Preceptor General of Officers of Avalon, an organization representing Neo-Pagan professionals in the emergency services (police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians). Kerr retired from the Vancouver Police Department in November 2005 after serving 29 years with them. He was awarded the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal. Kerr's past job assignments within the VPD include the Emergency Response Team, Hostage Negotiator, Child Abuse Investigator, Gang Crime Unit, and the Mental Health Emergency Services Unit. Kerr went on to be a police dispatcher and trainer for ECOMM for Southwestern BC. Kerr retired from law enforcement work in April 2013. Kerr is the founder of a Wiccan order of Knighthood called the Order of Paladins in November 2007. The Order embraces the Warrior philosophies, precepts and code of chivalry outlined in Kerr’s books. The Order of Paladins is a study group for people interested in Wiccan magick, energy work and rituals related to the Warrior path, focusing on empowerment, personal development and creative expression. The training focuses on the effective use of magickal energy and developing psychic skills. Courses are taught on line through the Ardantane School of Magick, where Kerr is on faculty. The Order of Paladins is constantly developing new rituals, and magick and studying our Warrior philosophy. Our members are spread across the globe and connect through local preceptories and on line. All members are expected to participate and contribute. Kerr is now the National Secretary of the Royal Astrononomical Society of Canada.
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