Gaian Retreat_Jessica Botanical Rosary

I have returned from women's sacred space and been nourished and nurtured. For five days I sat in a circle of women and together we made a beautiful rosary, gathered on a strand of spirit work, anchored by the Sacred Mother, to tell our "beads," our stories, our prayers, our wishes, our love. I made the […] Read More

Soot_Love Look. 2014

In this season of high summer the year is quietly turning toward the dark , and loss is heavy on my heart. In mid-July, my companion Soot left us. He was twelve years old. Lap cat, fur slippers, familiar, magic-worker, sensitive, healer spirit. Best of cats. He was devoted to me, and I to him, […] Read More

Elderberry Harvest

An old name for Midsummer is Gathering Day. An herbalist gathers the magic of the summer solstice from the many medicinal and culinary herbs which are flowering or fruiting at this season of the sun's full power. This year we are at the dark/new moon which adds a lunar potency to the herbwifery of harvesting […] Read More

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Mary Austin_I shall follow it aright

Morning Prayer / Evening Prayer has been my labor of love for the past several years, a long time of pondering, making, stopping, returning, doubting, enduring – interrupted by uncertainty, by work for others, by planned and unplanned physical calamities – all this left me a bit shy of picking them up again, every time I returned. My […] Read More