Mother May I?

May_Heron Circle

Beltane magic comes in many forms. I enjoyed a quiet moment yester morn at the nature preserve, sharing a sunrise with this great blue heron. For a moment I felt we shared a circle, he fishing for his breakfast in the loop of water in the slough, and I on walkabout from the dancing circle […] Read More


Equinox Seeds


As I began writing this post for the spring equinox, in keeping with my promise to honor here every turn of the wheel of the year, I was thinking of seeds. I went to sleep last night considering the story of Persephone returning from the underworld, having eaten the pomegranate seeds, leaving behind her role […] Read More

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Brigid Hearth Altar

The Flamekeeper By Brigid’s wick I light my flame. By Brigid’s flame, I light my candle. By my candle, I light my hearth. By my hearth Am I warm, and home, and safe. By Brigid’s brow does Air come to me to inspire me with words and thoughts, in my mind, on the breath from […] Read More

Ursula_Beautiful Houses_Song of the Madrone Lodge

Ursula K. Le Guin has left us. But only her material form has gone. She has left us treasure. She was large, she contained multitudes. Of worlds, of characters, of feelings, of insights. Of books, of poetry, of essays, of words, words, words. She titled one of her last books of essays, Words are my Matter, […] Read More