The Intersection of People and Place

I felt in that hour as if the park where we walked embraced me even more deeply than it had before, sharing its abundance with my friend and I in a way I hadn’t experienced in my solo journeys. There is certainly a time for solitude, but unless you are a hermit far from humanity, you cannot be fully connected to a place until you’ve connected with community. Read more

Scent is a magic carpet

As Marcel Proust found, our sense of smell is directly linked to memory, and a simple scent can take us to a very different place and time. Read more

Stonehenge for Visitors and Armchair Travelers

So much of magick is about synchronicities. Here’s a sweet one: James O. Davies book A Year at Stonehenge is set to come out on November 1 and Stonehenge itself is getting a new visitor center on December 18. That gives you a month and a half of staring at beautiful pictures and fantasizing about your visit before you can see the real thing with the full museum experience. The book’s publisher sent me a review copy, and when I… Read more

Connecting with the sound of place

Sound is often neglected as a way of relating sensually to place. Elinor explores why that might be, and what we’re missing out on. Read more

Returning To America : Place As Cultural Experience

This week Traci shares her thoughts on returning to America, and experiencing the culture and sense of place found in the American city of Boston. Read more

Thoughts on Cyberspace

I’ve been away for a couple of weeks, working extra hard at my “day job”. In the moments I’ve pulled away from the computer, stopped coding or coordinating code projects, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about the nature of Cyberspace. I’ve been wondering about the nature of that space within reality, and it’s role in magick and life. The term “cyber” is so overused these days, so wishy washy and meaningless at this point. I almost feel like I… Read more

By the light of the harvest moon: autumn equinox thoughts

I always find the shift into the dark half of the year difficult. One of the great consolations of this time for me is the light of nighttime – the blue shimmering radiance of the full moon in the night sky. Read more

St. John’s Holy Well: east Cork [photos]

Ireland is a land resplendent with ancient sites, and one of the most venerated in the modern day is the Holy Well. Traci happens to live next door to one, and this week she shares photos from the rededication and blessing of the well after recent renovations. Read more

Memories of place, held on the tongue

A bedtime drink brings back a flood of memories from childhood holidays in Shropshire. Read more

A Night In The Mound

Scattered across Ireland are 5000 year-old Ancestral Temples known as megalithic tombs, or chambered cairns. Mysterious and romantic structures, they leave us with more questions than answers. This week, Traci shares her experience of spending a night under a megalithic mound. Read more


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