Elemental Ethos: Water

Collecting the best water on the planet, as a gift of the ecosystem.

The metaphysical associations with water tend to be the realm of emotions and felt experience. These associations do not surprise me, particularly when one looks at the symptoms of dehydration: sleepiness, irritability, dizziness, delirium, heart palpitations, confusion, fuzzy thinking, seizures, and nausea. Is it any wonder that our ancestors then associated Water with emotional experience? [Read more...]

The Burning Heart of the Forest

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The Burning Heart of the Forest will never die out: a photo essay [Read more...]

Pagan is Latin for Redneck

“Paganus” is an ancient term of otherness. It was disparaging, much like the “redneck” of today. [Read more...]

Finding Land Spirits and The Fae

Catriona McDonald

Helpful tips to finding the Fae and Land Spirits, and also, advice to make your car better! [Read more...]

Under the Pavement, The Forest

Photo by Nick Graham

Imagine a forest underneath the pavement, waiting to come out…. [Read more...]

Some things I learned from blackberries

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It’s tough, hardy, even invasive; blackberry left unchecked tends to take over an area and make it its own. Here are a few things I’ve learned from a lifetime among blackberry brambles. [Read more...]

Can a human being be the spirit of a place?

My Marie Laveau altar for St. John's Eve

I started out thinking of Marie Laveau as a kind of local spirit of New Orleans, and wound up learning a lot about Conyers. [Read more...]


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