Knowing our places, inside and out

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T. Thorn Coyle’s book “Make Magic of Your Life” focuses on desire and making desires into reality, taking the reader on a journey with the four powers of the Sphinx: to know, to will, to dare and to keep silent, and a fifth power, the power to manifest. All of us are driven by desire: our desire to be, to know, to have and to do, one way or another, is behind all of our seeking, our journeys, and our choices. My pilgrimage of connection with place in my life is driven, fundamentally, by the desire to belong to something greater than myself, and to something greater than human. [Read more...]

Sacred Lands and Spiritual Landscapes

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Niki looks ahead to Cherry Hill Seminary’s conference on Sacred Lands and Spiritual Landscapes and wonders what the map of her spiritual landscape might look like. [Read more...]

Enchantment: the story of disconnection in our modern world

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Traci writes this week about the alienation of scientific consciousness, and begins a two-part exploration of how to re-enchant her world. [Read more...]

Appropriate Stories

How can someone from a dominant culture share the ways in which another culture has helped them without seeming to be a cultural colonist? How can we borrow without appropriating? [Read more...]

Aliens on our own planet? What science fiction and space exploration can teach us about our sense of place.

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We may often feel alien to ourselves and to the life around us – alienated – but the truth is that we are not. Not only this planet, but the land we stand on this very moment is our home, and we need to start behaving like it. [Read more...]

Make Magic of Your Life: wherever you are

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Niki Whiting takes the concepts from T. Thorn Coyle’s recent book, Make Magic of Your Life, and applies them to the idea of Place. [Read more...]

Sheep in my front garden: we’re not in Texas anymore

Traci shares a uniquely Irish experience: waking to find sheep breakfasting in her front garden! [Read more...]


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