This post is the transcript to a sermon given on July 19, 2020 to the First Unitarian Church of Hobart at the request of friend, John Halstead. He read the previous post and asked me to participate in their Sunday service with a similar idea. Much was rewritten from the original, including the “future myth” […]Read more "Making Peace with Extinction, Part Two"
Maturing in spirit and mind, perhaps strength and resolve lies not in the fragile Self, but in the Eternal Whole of our communities.Read more "Not For Consumption"
I am interested in how to transmit this story in a way that achieves the ultimate goal of all storytelling: to restore a wider, more adaptive perspective for those who adopt it. In that hope, I make this humble offering.Read more "Making Peace with Extinction"
Setting down a new spiritual root in the Land We Are connects us to a powerful current of the present moment. The soil, air, and waters nourish the spirit into new growth and health. One begins to move in step with the local environment and finally notice the little miracles of bird song, atmosphere, plants and fauna. Each become invitations to participate in the unfolding rebirth of life around you.Read more "The Goddess Here"
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"
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"
Our (oft pagan) ancestors knew how to return to death, to lift its veil of mystery, and reveal the bone-truth of Nature.Read more "What We Find in Death"
The Land speaks to and through us, but do we listen?Read more "Whispers of the Ancient Mothers"
Feels like ever since John Halstead wrote his two part posts about facing the climate crisis as pagans and accepting death, I have been thinking about little else. The premise–that it’s already too late and we should find graceful, humane ways of passing on to wisdom and insight–was not an easy pill to swallow for […]Read more "Dying to Live Again"
Where and when are the roots of our mythic alienation from Nature and our impulse to colonize landscapes, peoples, and ourselves? A long while ago, I attempted something like a decolonization of the “Western mind” (with all the fallacies inherent in that) by way of healing ancestral trauma for European-descended folks. In those posts, I […]Read more "Seeking Origins"