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Waiting with the Dark: A Week with the Ancestors

“In the dark, every voice could be the voice of an ancestor or a spirit guide. In the darkness, who can tell the living from the dead?” ― Clark Strand, Waking Up to the Dark The ancestors are our biological family, of course, but also those connected to us through choice, place, ideas, and traditions. Like [...]

Descent and Return of the Light: We Begin in the Dark

“Though you live and work in the light, you were conceived and shaped in darkness. Darkness is one of our closest companions. It can never really surprise us; something within us knows the darkness more deeply that it knows the light. The dark is older than the light. In the beginning was the darkness. The [...]

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 [...]