Embodied Spirituality: Meditation Hut

The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids suggest building a meditation hut. The idea of the hut is to have a secluded place in Nature, where simplicity and quiet are available. [Read more…]

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Embodied Spirituality: Making an Altar

An altar is a focus for devotion, prayer or meditation. It can be simple or complex, small or large. It can have no images, a single image, or multiple images. It can be themed around a particular idea, deity, inspiring person, or festival. [Read more…]

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Embodied Spirituality: Food

The sharing of food and drink is one of the most ancient and basic rituals of hospitality. It is surrounded by symbolism and ceremony. [Read more…]

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Embodied Spirituality: Making a Mandala

A mandala is a twofold meditation tool. The process of creating it is meditative, and it can be used as a focus for meditation once it has been created.
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Embodied Spirituality: Storytelling

Most spiritual and religious traditions have a corpus of stories which transmit their values and beliefs, and the stories of their saints and heroes. It is also good to create stories. In his essay, On Fairy Stories, JRR Tolkien expressed the view that when we create stories, we are exercising a gift from the Divine, the gift of ‘subcreation’. [Read more…]

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When We Are Birthing, It Helps to Breathe Through the Pain

When we are birthing, it helps to breathe through the pain. An invitation. [Read more…]

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Witchcraft: the Middle Way

There is always a middle way between two extremes. Here I attempt to present a middle way between a Craft that is local and largely underground, and a Craft that is open to all, and devoid of Mystery. [Read more…]

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