A trail following the creek leads to an Aboriginal sweat lodge. In addition, I found a “living” shelter woven from willow, hidden in a copse. Inside was a log pew for the weary spiritual seeker. Posted throughout the property are small signs bearing quotations from ecologists, First Nations leaders, and theologians such as Thomas Berry. There is much for a Pagan to explore.Read more
Dear Pagans: Can We Be As Picky About Science As We Are About History?
[I know this is a long one, and potentially controversial. Do me a favor, please and read all the way to the end, and pay especial attention to the italicized bits? Thank you!] Celtic Wicca. Samhain, the God of the Dead. Witches’ covens that extend… Continue ReadingRead more
Multi-Layered Stone Totems
In Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up I talk about the concept of Land Totems. Most people associate totems with biological beings like animals, plant and fungi. However, in my own (nonindigenous) path, a totem is an archetypal embodiment of a particular force of… Continue ReadingRead more
Book Review: The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs
The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals, and Other Forgotten Skills Tristan Gooley The Experiment, LLC 2014 402 pages I promise I actually still read books! I just read them… Continue ReadingRead more