Place-Based Practice: or dancing with the one who brung ya

Barton Creek

My transition to a localized Place-based practice began when I bumped into someone.You see, while my childhood relationship with Place had been specific to the farm and its immediate environs, which were geographically contained and local, my adult experience had been shaped like most of us: from books.When I discovered there was such a thing as "witchcraft" it was a moment of awakening. Learning that others, who practiced the same sorts of charms and healing I had been taught by my … [Read more...]

Traci’s Top 10: Tips For Cultivating Place In The City

Mrs. Eberly and her cannon : Austin, Texas

My return to the U.S. last week felt disconcerting, but it's rarely a smooth transition.  The transatlantic flight leaves the body tired and the souls displaced.  Confronting American culture feels loud and intrusive.  Arriving on the day of the Connecticut shootings meant that news of the heart-wrenching tragedy blared from screens throughout the airport. I sent prayers for the suffering; however, I did not wish to listen to the sensationalized reporting. I searched for a space to rest and br … [Read more...]

Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting connection

beara

the sensual The back garden is a carpet of bejeweled grass; each blade aquiver with droplets of dew.  The windows shine with condensation.   I open the door from the sun-room, and dozens of small birds scatter from the feeders.  I speak my normal greeting, "Good morning! Sorry to disturb.  I will only be a moment."  The sky is a watercolor wash of gray and white. The air, chill and fresh. I pause as I head up the stone stairs to the barn.  I close my eyes and listen.far distant tract … [Read more...]


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