Two peoples, one mountain, our tales (Part 2)

Last week I told a creation myth based on this Northern California mountain that comes to us from the Chochenyo Ohlone who lived here before the Spanish arrived. This is another story about the same mountain that was told to me when I was a child. Aside from the fact that both my mother and [Read More...]

Snakes in the Dark: beginning to remember

Brú na Bóinne : Ireland

As we slide into the Chinese year of the snake, Traci imagines the connection between sovereignty–of Self, and the many local kings of ancient Ireland–and the earth bound Queen of regeneration: the Serpent. [Read more...]

Two peoples, one mountain, our tales (Part 1)

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I’m sure that you’ve heard of The Great Flood. It destroyed the Old World, and the World we live in now is what came after that Flood. You know a version of the story, but it’s not like our story. [Read more...]

Oiche Fhéile Bhríde: The Eve of St. Brighid’s Feast

Saint Brigid's Cross : © CC- 2008 Culnacreann

Tonight is, the eve of St. Brighid’s Feast, perhaps one of the most celebrated holidays in Ireland. No, there won’t be any mad parties or green beer. Not even wild heathen drumming on the High Places. Instead, this evening is about family, purification, and continuity of ancient practices. [Read more...]

What lurks at the bottom of your garden? {Yeats, faeries, and the Irish occult tradition}

Faeries in a mountain cavern : Æ : image Lissadell House

Ireland is a land awash in folklore. Like waves crashing upon its shores, the stories create a rhythmic backdrop for life. They seep into the fabric of Being and are part of the island’s DNA. [Read more...]


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