Mandragora & The Verdant Gnosis

 

Magic, Alchemy, and Solace in the Green Path.

When the World’s cries pierce the Heart. Prayers and Actions are desperately needed. As well as fortitude found in what cradles the Soul. I find healing in Art and a close contact to what animates everything around me.

Grace moves through it all.

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Of Inner Fire & Waters Burning

“What is this life flowing in our bodies like fire? What is it? Life is like a hot iron. Ready to pour. Choose the mold and life will burn it.” ~ Mahabharata

 

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Gather Your Candles

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Gather your candles,
and bring your own Light to the Darkness.

Sit with your Holy Ghosts,
the shadows of your heartbreak and disappointment.
Past elements that linger,
to remind you of the work you still must do.

Greet them like the old friends they are.
Thank them for their part in your own transformation.

Then release them into the Flames.

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Mugwort, Moonstone & The Priestess

A New Moon ritual for this shifting season.

As we come from the outer dominion of the Summer Sun – the days shorten – aligning now with the deep dive into the darker inner Autumn realm.

This summer was an incredible season of deepening and I look forward to the next cycle to process and integrate it all.

September New Moon 2016

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To the Altar of our Belonging

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We know so much more
than we think we know.

The whole entire world
and worlds beyond our own
are etched on the inside of our hearts.

What if you stopped
to really see
and to really hear?

Eyes towards the sky
our vision doesn’t end with the blue sky above
we can see beyond into the great expanse of the future.

Ears to the ground
we can hear the creaking of all the old bones
everything that has come before us.

None of it begins or ends with us
it has begun beyond the constraints of time
and will end well after the decay of this physical vessel.

You can see and hear everything
from past present and future
if you know how to truly see and hear.

If you know the etchings in your heart
that have been there before you knew
that will be there as you continue to be

With everything, as everything.

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See Beyond The Seen

Inner Vision 2016

Ajna Chakra carved stamp with watercolors

{Inner Vision}
Ajna Chakra meditation:

Outer eyes closed.
Floating in darkness
Held by emptiness
Inhale, Exhale.
Settle in the eternal void
Find yourself deep within.
Become darkness
Know the unknowable.
It is seen
With your other eyes.

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The Heart As Compass

“And the way forward always in the end
the way that you followed, the way that carried you
into your future, that brought you to this place,
no matter that it sometimes took your promise from you,
no matter that it had to break your heart along the way…

and that every step along the way, you had carried
the heart and the mind and the promise
that first set you off and drew you on and that you were
more marvelous in your simple wish to find a way
than the gilded roofs of any destination you could reach…”

~ Excerpt from Santiago by David Whyte

The Heart as Compass

New Moon Altar

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