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Swimming in Deep Waters: Mermaids as Symbols of Transformation

For many of us, Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid was our introduction to this fascinating and compelling myth, but stories of mermaids have appeared in every culture. Her form has been the chosen subject of diverse artists like Munch, Waterhouse, Beardsley, Pyle, Rubens and Bosch. Shakespeare mentioned mermaids and sirens repeatedly in his work, […]

Sacred Places: Brigid’s Well, Kildare, Ireland

Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Ireland, land of my ancestors. While there, I specifically visited a number of sacred places, looking to immerse myself in the land’s rich history of spirituality. The one I was most looking forward to visiting was Brigid’s Well outside Kildare.

A Ritual of Healing (Full Moon in Virgo)

Later this week, I’ll be leading a full moon ritual with JaguarMoon Coven. The ritual is one of healing, taking advantage of Virgo’s natural energies. It’s based on the notion that we are all perfect creations in and of ourselves. Sometimes we grow dis-eased (note the distinction of language there) and need reminding of that […]

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