Dana O’Driscoll’s Sacred Actions Journal is a book that demands you bring your own curiosity and engagement. The techniques and questions O’Driscoll presents are all ways of fostering the Awen in one’s life, of helping to weed and water a lush garden of creativity. There is a lot of protein packed into a very short volume, and it deserves to be savored and digested slowly.
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2022 ended up defining Shadow Year for me: going quiet, masticating some personal demons, focusing on things I could affect, and leaving to others the things over which I have no control. It was a needed fallow time in terms of public-facing writing. I just wish I had recognized it as such.
Read More 2022 Intermezzo
Here we are, the last day of 2021. Perhaps it’s because I just listened to too many astrology podcasts in a row, but I’m having a hard time feeling any hope for 2022. I pulled the shadow-face of Elder for my plant divination card this morning—and it’s not wrong. It’s a time when the weight […]
Read More Thoughts at the Twilight of the Year
Hail, shining jewel of the forest’s edge, who, guarding the damp and shade-worn oaks, graces the green boughs of the sun-warmed hedge and hides in the root-skirts of the Wort Folks. Strong oils weep, coating your arrows-leaves: a warning, a curse to any so arrogant, ignorant, or foolish, your fierce spears fine punishment for woeful […]
Read More Ode to Poison Ivy
For those of you who haven’t come across the 19th century Japanese word tsundoku, it’s a wonderful term that in my case has resulted in liberation from the guilt of often buying more books than I’m able to read at one time (the English equivalent bibliomania sounds too much like a disease for my taste!). […]
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