i recently stumbled upon this poem: The Man-Moth, by Elizabeth Bishop. i was pre-disposed to liking it, i think because of the title. …my band has been working on our third album – which we’re calling Mothdust –so i’ve been roaming the dusty hills of moth-land for a while. plus, what led me to the poem was an intriguing tattoo, created by this artist. the entire poem … Continue reading a poem that inspired a reading, which led to three questions, just for you. ~
many years ago, my partner and i lived on a “ranch” in the hills of norcal, not far from the napa county vineyards. it was technically meant to be a vacation place, but a few of us were bucking the system and living there rather permanently. one of the other rebel dwellers was a man by the name of jim – a self-proclaimed “hill jack” … Continue reading barefoot
i’m drawing a line, red-laced with berries a jagged fire-green boundary, vast and holding many secrets from now on, i endeavor to let her be my hedge. she grows freely, this creature – offers endless bird-fruits in the fall she grows freely in the hills, this creature – she may hurt you if you’re careless. from now on i claim her as my hedge. … Continue reading whispering tales with wild ones
when i come upon something i love, i want to go deeper. when i want to go deeper, i find it helps to share the thing i love with others. so it is with drumming, and so it is with reading cards “like the devil”. my teacher, Camelia Elias (who teaches tarot, the Zen way) recently published this new piece on Patheos. It’s about Justice, … Continue reading motion, emotions, and quietly sitting by.
For I am Oya! Who knows how to calm me down knows how to prosper. -Ifa (from Oya; in praise of an African Goddess, by Judith Gleason) Some nights are quiet. Some nights are for lighting candles and opening up to inspiration. Tonight it’s raining (hallelujah), and since i’m not on fb these days, i find myself wondering about what books to read. I have … Continue reading Oya & nine cards
hi loves, i hope this message finds you well. it’s turned windy and cold here in my neck of the woods. the shade cloth above my trailer is flapping all around, making quite a ruckus. my cat sits on my desk, looking out the only window that’s accessible to him, meowing and flipping his tail about, head darting this way and that. his ears twitch … Continue reading come together (it’s cold outside and i’m saying hello)
“Powerful magic has little to do with our calculations. Powerful magic begins with the act of surrendering.” – Camelia Elias (The Oracle Travels Light; Principles of Magic With Cards) At the end of last year, i did a couple of readings for the year to come. (happy new year, btw. i’m still easing my way in to 2018. how are you doing?) Both of the … Continue reading artful surrendering (and happy new year loves)