Ritual

A Ritual of the Three Harvests 

  This an abbreviated ritual I’ve written for an Elder who has recently gone in to a nursing home.  This person is struggling with Alzheimer’s, which is why the ritual is pretty short. I wanted to make sure the Elder could follow along, and also, to avoid potentially coming into conflict with nurses or medication walking into the room. The reason I put a focus on food in this ritual is mostly because Elder is not wanting to eat, and every bite has to be encouraged. I thought perhaps we could get some nutritious food into Elder without a battle.   Items: Plate, cup, juice […]

Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Joined A Coven…so far

  These are some of the lessons I’ve learned since joining a coven in 2011. It’s probably not complete, and I know I’ve got a lot to learn, but I figured I’d share what I’ve learned thus far. Inclusivity is key. Recently, there was a beautiful public ritual where the focus was to get reconnected with joy. The work was to create a mandala with chalk. Some of the ritual goers couldn’t get down on the ground to participate. Also, the ritual took place on one of the hottest days of the year. For those who could participate it was very […]

Earth-based faith without the Earth?

  I watched Alien Planet today. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a study in the hypothetical. A bunch of scientists, physicists, biologists, et, all, come together and discuss what different types of life could be like on a planet that may or may not exist. It features at first some singular and multi-celled organisms, and then gradually builds up to more and more complex creatures. It showcases one animal, dubbed a “Groveback” that I found particularly striking, mostly because it looks so damn happy.   When the Groveback was first mentioned, the immediate thing that came to my mind […]