Water Mountain

Shasta railroad tracks

A few days after May Day, I bundled my bumped self into my car to drive north to Mount Shasta. I went to McCloud to teach a short class in drawing Celtic knotwork, as part of their first annual Celtic festival. But I welcomed the pilgrimage, to take time to go to the sacred mountain, […] Read More


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