Urban Witchcraft : Spirit Roads

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Is the urban environment a magical landscape? Traci thinks so. This week she shares her experience of urban spirit roads, as part of a series exploring urban witchcraft. [Read more...]

The Texas Cool Season: when life rejoices!

museum in my neighborhood : replanted with native grasses

As most of pagandom welcomes the dark, cold time of winter, Traci relishes the blessed Ancestral breath that brings cool respite to Texas. [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...]

Place-Based Practice: or dancing with the one who brung ya

Barton Creek

Fast-forward a few years to my first initiation, which began with a visioning along Barton Creek: the fresh, spring-fed water flowing into Austin. During that tearful and glorious rite, I met the Quick Silver Girl. She darted into my consciousness, like a flash, as the cold waters of the creek flowed over my naked body. [Read more...]

Happy Festivities! now for light reading

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Do you practice a nature religion? Does the land beneath your feet have its own mythic stories? [Read more...]

Traci’s Top 10: Tips For Cultivating Place In The City

Mrs. Eberly and her cannon : Austin, Texas

My return to the U.S. last week felt disconcerting, but it’s rarely a smooth transition. The transatlantic flight leaves the body tired and the souls displaced. I searched for a space to rest and bring all my parts into the present place. [Read more...]


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