A space of no place

The entrance to the Spiegeltent

Last week I had the honour to conduct a handfasting in a Spiegeltent: it was bigger on the inside than it looked on the outside, and it felt as though it could transport us to any point in time or space. I would not have been surprised to open the doors to find myself in another country, or on the Moon, or in another solar system entirely. [Read more...]

The Work Of Our Hands: beauty, delight, and the sacred

Electric Cock : free range organic fried chicken : South Congress

The weather this week in Austin has been scrumptious! Glorious sunny, mild days that are perfect for getting out and discovering just what makes this city sacred. Today, on my last day, my Little Big and I went on Pilgrimage. [Read more...]

A Place Within A Place: reconsidering what is sacred

Elisabet Ney Museum : Hyde Park : Austin, Texas

In thinking of Places within Places, and finding deep connection in an urban environment, it is especially important to consider what constitutes aliveness and how we define ‘sacred’ or ‘spirit’. [Read more...]

10 things to look forward to in 2013

By Aaron Fulkerson (http://www.ninje.com) (en:Image:MountRainierEastTrail arf.JPG) [CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Ten things I am looking forward to seeing/doing/experiencing in western Washington in 2013. Some will easily connect me to that sense of place I crave. With others, I run the risk of being a white spiritual tourist. [Read more...]

The land is made of stories

"The Coming of Bride" by John Duncan (1917)

Even though the slog of January, February and March remains ahead, it feels like a final end to the previous year, and a beginning in earnest of the new. My body and soul will still struggle through winter, each in their own ways, but my senses will tell me that the days are getting longer, the light stronger, the earth warmer. Depending on the weather, the first snowdrops will be coming soon, along with the sound of the oyster-catchers, peep-peeping their way back to their usual haunts, to poke their beaks into the softening earth. But until then, the earth remains asleep – Bride is still kept in drudgery by the Cailleach, Queen of Winter. [Read more...]

Lessons from the river

River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland

The river is a place where Goddess teaches me about the flow of time, the nature of premonitions, the ways in which we can work with or against the flow of life. [Read more...]

Sacred Space

Stained Glass At Glasgow Cathedral

We stepped gently into the shimmering circle, and sat in the pews in front of the tomb of St. Mungo to listen to the silence and feel the presence of the sacred in that space. [Read more...]


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