Dark Moon, New Moon. What’s the Difference?

Is the dark moon the same thing as the new moon? Hey, dark moon, new moon. What’s the difference? Is there any? Let’s take a look. Definitions The dark moon is also known as black moon lilith by astrologers. This is the period when there is no moon visible in the sky and the moon […]

Embracing the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is a wonderful moment in the year that is pregnant with possibility! It’s the time between death and rebirth. What a fabulous time to sink into a state of mindfulness to intentionally create what is to come in your life for the following year. Think of it this way. Imagine that you’re […]

The Spirituality of Aging

I was at a family function recently when a child said to me with the typical unfiltered honesty that only a child can muster, “I don’t like your grey hair. It makes you look old.” Ooh, snap! I could have taken this as an opportunity to be hurt or offended or to teach him about […]

The Spirituality of Silence

With the coming of Ancestor Day and our Dumb Supper, I thought it timely to talk about the spirituality of silence. We live in such a noisy world that it may not be readily apparent to some people how instructive silence can be. This can make an evening in silence with your ancestors really unattractive. […]

The Importance of Teaching Stories

In modern times, stories are for reading to children to help them learn to read or to put them to bed. Adults read in silence by themselves, if at all. But it wasn’t always that way. In tribal societies, stories were told to all for teaching. Teaching stories were the way to learn about life […]

september second

Something set the energy swirling. I don’t know what it was, could have been anything. But somewhere, somehow, something appeared. The chord of Tao intoned. She was a brief and beautiful thing, full of swirls and bangles. I’m fascinated by migratory birds, how they know how to go, how they all seem to know. How […]

Things That Happen When You Draw

First, you pick up a pencil. Seems obvious, but this is the step where most people falter. Just begin. You may have a scene in mind, or you may not, doesn’t really matter. You trace a line, maybe straight, maybe a squiggle, then another. Create a little form. How does your little form connect to […]

Creating a Relationship with the Dead

Fall is upon us. It’s time when the dead roam the earth more freely (because there is more darkness after the fall equinox). And on the upcoming three day period (Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day), contact with the dead is easier. So this is when the dead come back to visit – […]

The Sacred, Mundane, and Profane

What’s the difference between the sacred, mundane, and profane? I’d say your point of view. All life is sacred. What makes it mundane is forgetting that so that what is commonplace loses its significance. What makes a thing profane is abuse. Let’s look at sex for example. Sex is a magical process from which life […]