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The Journey

December 21, 2018

And just like that, it is done.

The thing that seemed interminable, won.

After nine years of illness, two years of complete disability, I am returned.  It is a wonder, from the Old English word wundor.  A miracle, a marvelous thing.

Here's the thing about rites of pa...

October 31, 2018

Once upon a time there was a witch with magical words.  Her words charmed and spelled, healed and hallowed.  When she spoke, apertures opened and fetters unbound. 

Then, in the fullness of life she met a death and was exiled to nine long years of incommunicabl...

August 13, 2018

I am currently integrating the transitions of this past year.  What I thought would be a two week hiatus has my ancestral spirits laughing at and with me.  

My body aches.  So I am rooting in, taking time away from screens and deepening, joyfully, into this tu...

June 1, 2018

INGWAZ:: Where are you in the cycle? Cycle of death, cycle of birth, cycle of change, cycle of earth?
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Yesterday in The Runic Feminine Collective we traveled with Ingwaz to the fertile field and asked this question. I don't normally vision when leading a journey, but...

May 31, 2018

Dear Travelers-- May the blessings and magic of this full moon find you. Right after I sent the last Myth and Moon letter I crashed into another disabling illness cycle.   This one has lasted for nearly eight weeks, with little pause.  In the depths of this transition...

May 27, 2018

Tea for the Pause::liminality and divination only work if I’m clear. And I wasn’t, not for a long span of weeks. See, the way forward is still shrouded. We are here, we are waiting. I’ve waited many times for beautiful things—a kiss, babies, creation, fulfillment, dire...

April 2, 2018

First you must take her hand, not your own hand.  You must extend your palm outside the familiar.  By our very naming this is known.  Spirit from breath, from necessary life, shared even beyond an unconscious exclusion, weaving from wefan, that most ancient art, to com...

February 25, 2018

Familiar:: The first argument I remember having was whether animals had a soul. It was late afternoon on a Sunday and we had made one of our erratic, emotion strewn visits to the church seven miles from our rural home. My parents were conflicted about religion. My fath...

February 18, 2018

I am not a woman who runs with wolves.  I am a wolf.  This discovery came to light again in the past few weeks, as I've been repeatedly initiated back into illness--through viruses, pathogens and another mold exposure.  This is an excerpt from an essay I'm working on e...

February 15, 2018

The Art of Imperfection:: All you create is essential. Sing it with me. There is no time to second-guess this. Just make and make again and make more. Listen to the well that is already within you. It trickles from the primordial, all those aeons and epochs bringing us...

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