A place of pause, renewal, and connection for seekers

Persephone Rising at Equinoxtide

In mid February of 2016, I stood on the dike along a bend in the Connecticut River watching the ice floes come down from the north. First, there were just the sludgy, half-submerged chunks with their edges clicking together in the surface water. Then whole islands of white snow took their place and set a new [...]

Threshold of the Dark Mini-Retreat

Each season offers different gifts and challenges, flows with its own rhythm and mystery.  When we tune our awareness to the offerings and energy of the season, we can better receive its wisdom and be supported in our spiritual devotions, divinatory seeking, and/or creative vocations. The turning from October to November is a threshold time [...]

Persephone Descending: Letters to the Dead

I am re-posting this from last year to support you in connecting with the energy of Persephone Descending from the 2017 Fall Equinox to the next dark moon days of October 17th and 18th. I also did a tele-sessions with added prompts for writing letters to your beloved dead. You can find that on my [...]

Pilgrimage Report in Poetry and Prose

The Summer Solstice-hinged e-retreat Walking the Ways of the Summer Light just concluded. This offering is a poetic report from a few moments of my Pilgrimage trip to Acadia National Park.    Love, the shaper, makes her a light fish with dark eyes swimming green, this passage skims skin from her cheeks. What she wanted [...]

Grieve and Work at the Same Time

We can grieve and work at the same time.  In fact, we must. When a death occurs, we immediately move to tend the body, inform the community, prepare to gather and feed the mourners. It’s a false picture to imagine the bereaved having nothing to do but sit around crying. The time right after a [...]