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Silence from the edges to the center

I maintain a small circle of small stones in my back yard garden. When I moved in I was sure I would soon be bringing in a collection of huge boulders to raise up and do my rituals and meditations within. As I lived with […]

a season for healing

“Can we allow this eclipse to open us up to transforming our feelings into healings?” — Many Moons, 2018 Vol. 2: July – December, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener We are coming into an eclipse season. A time of wonder, a history of confusion and a modern […]

A type of practice: Why I play with my tarot deck (4 of 4)

This is the 4th and last in a 4 part series. I hope by the end of the series, you might understand some ways these games can add to your practices. I want to share my personal opinions and feelings about 3 different card game […]

MiT Practicum – Prison Ministry

I’ve been a Minister in Training with Circle Sanctuary for over a year now, and I’ve received my Practicum assignment! I am so excited to once again be going behind the wire to work as a volunteer chaplain in a prison. This is the work […]

There Is Only Service

I find I’m frequently watching a debate from the sidelines in the last couple of years – a debate that keeps being repackaged in different ways, but carries a familiar discomfort for me as it is hauled out into the light again and again. It’s […]

A type of practice: Why I play with my tarot deck (3 of 4)

This is the 3rd in a 4 part series. I hope by the end of the series, you might understand some ways these games can add to your practices. Part 1 and Part 2 are here, respectively. I want to share my personal opinions and […]

Following the Path of Self-Discipline

Note:  In the first post in this series “Leadership Assets:  Discipline” I discussed what self-discipline is and why it is important for us not only in our leadership roles, but in our lives.  That post can be found here.   Today I’ll be exploring this topic […]

Soul Shine – PSG 2018

The theme of Pagan Spirit Gathering this year was Soul Shine. And man do I feel my soul shining! It’s a wonderful, intense, incredible experience… no one would argue. And yet… and yet I’m still so surprised at how deeply under my skin Tribe got […]

Looks like witches still need to tend women’s health – SCOTUS change coming

Years back there was a rumbling on the Internet in regards to states passing draconian abortion laws. People were organizing, in the background and out of the public eye, a network to help women travel to a different state to get an abortion when their […]

Agranona’s Ancient One: Rebuilding Therasia:

I look down at my body as my sisters’ children carry it into the shade. It seemed so strong, and I was always proud of it until this moment. Now it is a thing of curiosity to see and I feel only wonder that it […]


My Diary

The Stream By finnchuill

I’m sitting on a bench, happy that the stream that has been dry lately, except for a few diminishing pools, the last hideout for the frogs, has water again. I met this stream last year, just about a year ago, and since walk along the ‘streamside trail’ frequently. Walking is a druidic practice for me. The land by the stream slowly opens itself to me. Small naio trees form an open grove about me.

My thoughts open to this: place is a kind of gnosis. A place slowly coalesces around me, around my body on a bench, in and out of my mind, my breathing, my perceptions. The stream is variant, diverse, sometimes hugely full, flowing up through small side channels, even taking out the little bridge one time last summer. Other times, all polished boulders, small puddles. Everything is volcanic here, water can percolate down into the earth easily, but up in the mountains it rains a lot, sending more water down. Such simple things, but so often ignored, such small things the place reveals.