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Samhain 2018

This past weekend I got to attend and participate in Circle Sanctuary’s 2018 Samhain festival. It was cold and muddy with an intermittent drizzle, but at least it wasn’t snowing! Many people tent camped, including us, but our friend has a large canvas tent with […]

Human’ing

Human’ing – (verb) – being a functioning adult member of society [you know, or what the fuck ever] I think I do an OK job human’ing most of the time (feel free to disagree 😉). I can chameleon my way through my business casual work […]

The Art of Holding Space

As we take our first steps into the Dark Time, I’ve been thinking a lot about holding space—what it means, the purpose it serves, and how I can do it more effectively. Along with the concept of “holding center,” the mindfulness around holding space has […]

Mabinogian Devotional

Two books hold the Four Branches, The Red and the White. They tell the Welsh tales of wars and of heroes; Of love and of loss. Together we seek these tales, Honoring the ladies of story and myth, We call them forth! Rhiannon, the lady […]

Yet Another Opinion on the Sephora Witch Kit

It seems like within the past few years, the mystery boxes and all-in-one kits have surged in popularity. From geek culture to haute cuisine,  nearly anything you want can be found in box-able form, ready to be shipped nearly anywhere in the world. It didn’t […]

Moon Magick

Oh the moon. That beautiful silver disc in the starry sky, capturing our imaginations for eons. Poems, songs, stories, religions – all lauding the beauty, the mystery, and the magic. Now, obviously the moon is a giant rock floating in space – because science. It […]

In defense of tools

I have recently moved homes. Everything is different and all the processes to be happy, healthy, and going strong have changed. This wasn’t going from one standard apartment with a robust apartment complex to another standard apartment with a robust apartment complex. I did not […]

Waiting for what?

Are you a saver? You know, one who saves things. You save it for the right time. The best opportunity to utilize it. Saving for a special occasion. You aren’t a hoarder! Oh no. You fully expect to use the thing. One day. When you […]

A skill of being, in one way

Sometimes, you don’t know you are preparing yourself. This was not the case when I took a weekend intensive. The class was aiming for being ready to engage in a very intimate conversation. The kind of encounter that can happen at any time and in […]

Compartmentalizing Politics

Man, has this been a fucked up couple of years in politics. I never thought I would see the day when I’m embarrassed to be an American. We still have much better lives than developing countries, sure, like clean water (except for Flint) and places […]