Ancestors

The Great Forest Spirit

“In ancient times, the land lay covered lay covered in forests. Where, from ages long past, dwelt the spirits of the gods. Back then, man and beast lived in harmony. But as time went by, most of the great forests were destroyed…” — Princess Mononoke […]

Remembering the Ancestors on the 4th of July

As I began writing this, the crackle-sizzle and rumbling boom of pyrotechnic color displays were drowned out by firecracker gunners and flash-bang mortar fire, rattling windows and setting off car alarms. It’s as if the current, Hindenburg-esque fire show that is America isn’t enough; folks […]

Ancestral Relations

“I call on my ancestors because I must become aware of how deeply we are affected by them, even though they have changed form. In many ways their death hasn’t stopped their meddling in our world, to the point where one must wonder if they […]