Heading Out for a Festival

Niki heads off to Canada for a vacation and some sacred space. Read more

Pagan Ireland: the Banshee {video}

This week Traci shares a short clip from Glenafooka: a documentary about Irish folklore and mythology. Read more

Writing fiction as a spiritual practice

For the last two weeks I’ve been writing about how reading fiction affects my sense of a place. From that side of things, I see this as an extension of folklore and the way that we use mythology and legends as guides that hold hidden messages for us on our path. Read more

Distracting you with flowers

Niki shares pictures of pretty flowers in her yard. Read more

Dandelion Syrup: a recipe for sunshine in a glass

Dandelions adorn the Irish countryside this time of year. So this week, Traci shares some folk uses of this hardy little plant, as well as her recipe for delicious Dandelion Syrup. Read more

An unexpected way to meet a Goddess

It was a feeling of immediate recognition. When I spoke to the river in my heart through my internal image of Tamesis, I had a sense that I was talking to the River I knew. Read more

Childhood, risk and ‘wild’ places

Western societies have a growing tendency to keep children safe by cocooning them away from risk, and away from ‘wild’ places. It’s a corrosive shift, and one that concerns me deeply. Read more

Procession Photos and May Day

Niki posts pictures of the amazing Procession of the Species parade in Olympia, WA. Read more

Mí na Bealtaine! the Merry Month of May

It’s Bealtaine–the beginning of summer! And Traci shares some Irish history and folklore associated with this festive time. Read more

Exploring Place Through Fiction

A story about a magic event may be true, or it may be True. Perhaps a boy did turn into a rabbit and then a fish and then a bird. Or perhaps the Truth in the story isn’t in the question of whether he did those magical acts, but in the metaphor underlying the acts. Read more