March 19, 2019

indigenous peoples may be the most powerful among us because of their knowledge of Mother Earth—her signs, her intricately balanced systems, and the wisdom of sitting gently on her lap upon which our survival depends. Read more

March 13, 2019

The dreaming Earth begins to stir from sleep, to turn Her face toward the sunlight once more.  As the Earth is my body, so I am the Earth.  The seeds that are planted now are blessed with shining sunlight, bright moonlight, and the turning toward warmer days. Read more

March 8, 2019

Anger is the way we learn what needs to change, and is one of the most powerful sources of energy for staying in the struggle to create that change. As such, anger is part of spiritual life, as individuals and within community. Read more

February 8, 2019

The maple trees whisper to us, “You can’t use every bit of your energy. You have to save some for the spring. Read more

February 2, 2019

As a celebration whose purpose it is to awaken new life out of the darkness and cold of winter, Imbolc has an interesting definition. It means “in the belly,” referring to the gestation of nature and life in the belly of the Mother Goddess. Read more

January 30, 2019

Candlemas is a time for rededication…Let us clear and refresh our minds. Let us kindle our hearths and light our homes and hearts with festive candles. To me, the flame, the tending of the flame, the ritual and the pilgrims who visit Brigid’s well seeking healing signify the feminine face of the divine. She is spirit. She is love. She lives. Read more

January 23, 2019

There is a reason that the Black Sabbath t-shirt we see in the first episode of True Detective this season is essential to drawing a parallel to the West Memphis Three case. In the case of the West Memphis Three, part of the Satanic Panic focuses on the fact that eighteen-year-old Damien Echols likes Metallica, Black Sabbath, and other heavy metal bands. Echols wore black rock band t-shirts regularly. Read more

January 14, 2019

This month I composed a musical invocation of the directions that’s appropriate for the beginning of the new year or at the start of any new venture. Read more

December 29, 2018

Janus, the Roman lord of transitions, peace and war, the past and the future, hangs over us, His two faces looking backward and forward. Read more

December 28, 2018

One of my favorite questions just now is, ‘What do you value about the dark?’ Because the dark time IS valuable. Read more

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