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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 [...]

Pilgrimage Week 4: Return

This is the fourth and final post on pilgrimage as part of the seasonal ritual Walking the Ways of the Summer Light. The pilgrimage posts began with Departure from the Threshold , continued with Journey, and reached The Center last week.  The final practice of pilgrimage calls you to wait for a while in the place where you [...]

Pilgrimage Week 3: The Center

This is the third of four weeks of posts on pilgrimage as part of the seasonal ritual Walking the Ways of the Summer Light. The pilgrimage posts began with Departure from the Threshold and continued with Journey. Pilgrimage is a spiral practice. Within pilgrimage’s ample container are many practices and rituals that circle together to form the [...]

Pilgrimage Week 2: Journey

This is the second of four weeks of posts on pilgrimage as part of the seasonal ritual Walking the Ways of the Summer Light. The pilgrimage posts began last week with Departure from the Threshold.  On a pilgrimage, we seek the Center, but it is the journey that shapes up. Rachel Pollack’s Six of Trees from [...]

Pilgrimage Week 1: Departure from the Threshold

This is the first of four weeks of posts on pilgrimage as part of the seasonal ritual Walking the Ways of the Summer Light. The ritual began with four weeks of elemental Wisdom Wanders before the Solstice. You don't have to have done the Wisdom Wanders to join in on the sacred travel at the center [...]