The Amazon has been burning now for weeks, and the American news media has only just started to notice. The news hit my social media sometime last weekend because I specifically follow many activist groups in Brazil facing off against Bolsonaro’s facism. It more broadly hit everywhere else today, August 21. Along with that, comes […]Read more "Praying for What?"
I want to address the rampant cognitive dissonance and psychic trauma of our times. For, it seems, there is no way to bring our present state of political and ecological crisis into alignment. Most of us are aware of the climate crisis unfolding, along with the Sixth Mass Extinction already underway. To pagans, these are […]Read more "Alignment: Beyond the Surface"
When do we chose ourselves? When do we find “that quiet place still inside” us and ask how to continue the quest?Read more "Choosing Yourself"
Recently, I got a DNA analysis done for myself and my mother to get a genetic view of the family history. I couldn’t do my father’s DNA because he still lives in Cuba, and is thus unavailable. This is my attempt at digesting what the raw percentages and data could mean. It is only my […]Read more "Decoding Heritage"
I’m writing this second post in a day (rare) because I was struggling earlier about my feelings about the different labels for the current geologic epoch. Many say we’re in the Anthropocene, as in the Epoch of Man. Donna Haraway has brilliantly argued for/against/with this, as well as the Capitalocene as the Epoch of Capital, […]Read more "Transcending Timelines: Concurrent Cenes & Blurred Boundaries"
When capitalism ends, what will you have left of your practice?Read more "Pagans, Answer This"
I had another blog post planned, but then I stumbled upon this amazing interview in the always fabulous The Dark Mountain Project, where Richard Powers explains more of his “awakening” leading to the writing of The Overstory… I had to stop for my own realization to take shape and unfold all its meaning to me, […]Read more "Protecting Sacred Inspiration"