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What Have We Inherited? Part 2

(Image from here.) Hello again folks, I got a lot of great responses to my recent post Here. There were some great comments across multiple platforms, and today I want to dig a little bit deeper into all of that. For any human, ancestry can […]

encountering newness

It’s easy to see that spring is coming. From the rains here in northern California to the way the hills are neon green, the seasons are shifting. The winds are harder in the afternoon, blowing in the warmer air, the drier air. And the moon’s […]

On Moira Greyland and the Dark Side of Avalon (Part 1)

I end up writing on abuse topics often. I don’t want to – believe me, I’d rather be posting recipes, and spells, and prayers and more of that Wiccan better homes and gardens stuff I wrote in the late 90s that got reposted without attribution […]

Protected: Where Does Womanhood Dwell?

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A Triskelion of Healing

This season has been full of illness for me, and for many I know. I have spent long days in bed because that is the only option I had at the time. Some of those days were full of fevers and fever dreams. Though I […]

The Year of Showing Up: Part I

Our community’s year ends with the Full Moon in Cancer and, after a brief respite and rest in the liminal zone Between, begins again at Imbolc.  With each new Sisterhood year comes a new Sisterhood theme, one that organically emerges and arises to be identified […]

Mythology: Continued, not Revised

I stand with Planned Parenthood. They do amazing work. Whether it is providing cancer and STI screenings, helping young trans people with HRT, or just plain supporting reproductive justice, they are making people’s lives better. But it wasn’t always as simple as that. In the […]

Mundanes–Normies?! Looking at language use

So I want to end this month with a brief exploration into words and their sociotechnological implications and magical applications, specifically starting with defining the word “mundane.” “Mundane” means ordinary, which can be linked to the ideas around words like “normal” and “boring,” referring in […]

What World Shall We Create?

“There are certain actions we can take now. It is important for each individual, community, and nation to take stock of what that means for the betterment of the whole. Technical solutions can never move forward without political will, and the necessary political will requires […]

The Anger of the Other

    “But…we’ll get Good Friday off, right?”  my hopeful co-worker asked. “No, the only secular holiday we get is Christmas,” I replied. “Oh, that’s a shame, I really wanted to go celebrate with my family and I don’t know if I’ll have the time […]

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.