This is my teacher, my Elder, my friend, and one half of the powerful pair that is the head of the Warrior In The Heart Foundation. This is how I, and so many of us who sat in circle with her will always remember her.
I was having a discussion the other day with a friend. We were discussing the Seasons of the year and which one we preferred. I had to have a think about it. I do have a soft spot for Spring…but then don’t we all? Autumn though, Autumn is my favourite. Autumn is the Season of Completion. Continue reading “Autumn: The Season of Completion”
Midsummer madness, all those weird people getting up at some ungodly hour to do what? Worship the Sun???! Totally crazy! Why would anyone want to do that? It’s just another day after all… isn’t it? Continue reading “Summer Solstice, What’s the point?”
Ceremony or Ritual it’s a rite old conundrum! So how do you make it work for you?
The closest many of us come to ‘ceremony’ is when we attend the ‘Hatch/Match/Despatch’ variety. There are of course many religions which still celebrate life’s rites of passage. The rest of us, well some don’t even recognise those rites and for me that is the reason we as a culture have really lost our way a little bit perhaps. We just don’t get it. Continue reading “Ceremony! 5 Ways to Make it”
Kuan Yin isn’t so strange a figure to be present in a bird shaman’s life. She is often depicted with birds. Most commonly, it is with a swallow (sometimes very stylized and phoenix-like) which carries a string of prayer beads in its beak. This bird represents light in the darkness, especially through devotion. Sometimes the […]
Nicholas Breeze Wood, the editor and producer of the dedicated e-zine Sacred Hoop has compiled some articles about Shamanic practice. This collection of articles is free but if you want to know more, have Sacred Hoop delivered to your inbox 4 times a year for a very small subscription fee it’s an absolute joy to have. Covering diverse traditions from all over the globe. What is Shamanism? contains articles from notable and respected Shaman and practitioners. Continue reading “What is Shamanism?”