Archive for February 2014

Working with Hummingbird

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

I first met Hummingbird when I received the nine rites of the Munay Ki. One of the rites, the Harmony Rite, places archetypal animals into each of the chakras or energy centres, with the Hummingbird being placed in the solar plexus. Each of the archetypes are then fed with fire for a period of at

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Chapter Nine – Hospitals and Heaven

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

By the time the vet arrived on the scene, Ronnie was coming round under a blanket. Poor Sophia wasn’t sure if this was a good thing or not. It was pretty clear to her what the problem was and she knew that Ronnie could see too, although how much she’d remember – after falling so

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Setka Waits

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

Setka Waits Setka waits upon the shore, Ice blue eyes embrace the joyless sea Whence resounds his lady’s roar. He remembers that dire day: The coming of the king, father’s glee At daughter’s joy at love’s play. Setka casts thought back on waves, As umiak slid sleekly to groom’s isle, But found no lords, merely

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Nature Mystics: D H Lawrence

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

If Mary Butts was the most controversial woman writer in this series, then David Herbert Lawrence is the most controversial male, both in his time and ours. Readers and critics are unable to be lukewarm about Lawrence, but he is a “Marmite man”: some love his work and hail him as a misunderstood genius, while

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Imbolc

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

Imbolc Deep in the belly of the earth life now stirs Awakening within and shaking free of ice and snow The Goddess carries the child of promise within her arms Trailing light and warmth wherever he goes Slowly the world awakens from its slumber Pushing shadows back from long cold night All around Life abounds

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February Poems

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

February…The world continues its slow awakening….winter gradually looses its grip and life uncurls from beneath the earth. But the weather can still conspire to bring surprises. IMBOLC This path leads softly To the solace of snowdrops. The carpet of snow is threadbare, Cob webbed weavings Of frozen water, seem to wait A change of wind

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Sylph

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

Sylph Winged one of the eastern gate hangs over Brigantia like an angel of the north rolling off my cornea in fathomless lineaments, sinews strung in touchless cloud defying horizons down. No eye can bind you, but you bind my sight- if I close my eye-lids then the sky falls down. Winged one of the

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Positivity

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

It has been a rocky start to 2014 for many – chaos around the world, strange and unpredictable weather, and in Ireland at least, a wave of flu and cold hitting a huge number of people I know or know of. I’ve been ill myself, enough to take to the bed for a week, which

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Deep Paganism

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

As Pagans I feel that we naturally tend towards a worldview that is less anthropocentric, especially if we follow an animistic path.  Our love of nature, whether it is the world around us, or human nature, or both leads us on a journey that can take us outside of our selves, and thereby gaining a

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