People and Place

Do people make a place the way it is or does a place shape the people who live there? [Read more…]

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In Glasgow We Talk A Lot About Weather

Last week I wrote about the lack of Spring-like weather here in Glasgow this Spring. Today is a most amazing and gorgeous day. I went outside at about 11am to take out some recycling and to pop into the local shop for a couple of things. I was utterly caught off guard by the fantastic weather. It’s not just sunny and bright. It’s comfortably warm with a light breeze. It is exactly the kind of weather I’d expect in late March in Oakland, California.
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Wrinkles in Space

Have you ever been to a place over and over again and then suddenly one day, you notice something that you never noticed before? This is one of a group of phenomena that my close friends and family chalk up to “dimension shift”. We say it half-jokingly, half-seriously, because there is a sense of mystery in suddenly noticing these previous invisible aspects of Place. [Read more…]

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The Fox in the Park

As we passed an open park, I watched a fox walk across the grass without hurry or concern, looking like a small, red, bushy tailed version of the all the other commuters heading to their homes, the shops, or their favorite pub. [Read more…]

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The importance of beauty

Beauty is a vitally important part of my relationship with place, and I think of beauty as a particularly Pagan value. [Read more…]

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Eaten by the Nothing

Glasgow sat in the same blanket of quiet I’d known from my childhood, but this fog didn’t feel the same. My heart didn’t feel the tug of sadness in the grey. This was a different kind of quiet. [Read more…]

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Sacred Space

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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