What We Built From Ruins (Part Two)

Berlin Raben

(Part One is here) I. "I remember how we tried everything."The old man's face was turned towards the students, but he wasn't looking at them.  His eyes tried to see something else, something in the space between what was before him and what had been.  His silence seemed to unnerve a few of them.He began again.  "We tried everything to keep what we'd thought was important.  We tried turning our food into fuel for our cars, but then there wasn't enough food to eat.  Going fast or forcing … [Read more...]

What Place is This? Our spaceship among the stars

the pentacle surrounding our planet : video capture "Nova, Earth From Space"

Last week I pondered the geographic specificity with which ancient Irish kingship was based.  Most of us, when thinking of our "place", think in terms of the very specific, whether that be our favorite tree, back garden, neighborhood, county, province, state or country. What we rarely imagine is our place on and within the living organism of our planet, which is itself a spaceship among the stars.I am an initiate in the Faery/Feri tradition of witchcraft.  This tradition works with a d … [Read more...]


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