May 1st – Happy Beltaine!

This Beltaine message comes from the Celtic Spirituality Tradition practitioner, a wonderful British woman named Mara Freeman.  Mara’s message is about the realm of Faery. Not the sort of Tinkerbell caricature from Disneyland, but an actual cousin race, real beings of light and energy. When I wrote my latest novel, “The Hidden Abbey,” I had  … Read more

What Function does Story Serve?

The Celts were master storytellers, reciting orally and from memory rather than the written word. They treasured their oral traditions as a source of entertainment, inspiration, and historical account. In the ancestral Celtic cultures, the trained storyteller was called a Bard. Bards also functioned as a minstrel poet and verse-maker, music composer, and genealogist. Bards … Read more

Author Toni Morrison spoke about the power of words, saying “that is how civilizations heal.” We had a stunning example of that in poetess Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration poem on Wednesday.  The youngest poet Laureate is 22 years old and delivered an impassioned, inspiring, embodied recital of her poem, “The Hill We Climb.” The text is … Read more

New Year, New World…What Now?

 “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell The Grand Conjunction commenced on December 20th. We have stepped through the portal of the portended ‘Age of Aquarius.’ What is next?  We are in what is called the … Read more

Birthing a New World

The Grand Conjunction of December 21, 2020 carries the blueprint of our world for the next 20 years. The Collective Spirit of Change. These potent energies are the doorway into a golden age and a more loving world. It’s time to Evolve. The arts, including writing, will revive in a special way, as we are … Read more

Happy Winter Solstice and Grand Conjunction!

Happy Winter Solstice and Grand Conjunction! What a powerfully significant day! This photo of Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England, is decorated beautifully for the Winter Solstice. The Chalice Well is one of my favorite spots on earth and a source of deep peace and inspiration to me. It is central to each one of my … Read more

The Age of Aquarius

  ‘When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
 Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
 Let the … Read more