Honoring the Mountain, Honoring the Water

Imagine partying non-stop for a month, as a sacred act. That’s what goes on throughout much of the Ecuadorian Andes starting on the summer solstice. In a tradition that extends back to long before the Inca in this part of the globe, communities and villages celebrate Inti Raymi, or the sun festival long and hard. […]

COMPLEMENTARY DUALITY

Complementary duality is one of the central precepts of indigenous Andean and Aztec/Toltec wisdom and spirituality (as well as many other spiritual traditions and cultures). In the origin myth of the Toltec, our world was begun by two beings (not one). Colloquially translated as “Mr” and “Mrs” – they are believed to together have created […]

THE ANCESTORS

Who are the Ancestors? We are arriving at that time of the year when the ancestors are especially close to us, according to many spiritual traditions and cultural practices.  Whether as Dia de los Muertos, as it is known in Mexico and throughout Latin America, or Halloween as it is called in places with stronger […]

HEALING AND POLITICS

Published in the Monadnock Shopper News – February 8-14, 2017 This column is supposed to be about healing and often we are told that talking about politics or anything that could be confrontational and divisive is not healing.  But I beg to disagree, especially now given events in the political arena that seem to be […]

Crystal Message for Keene #2

I come to tell your community that the time of the clans and cliques is done. It is time to unite, to come together with gentle words and without undue strife. To forward collectively the cause of this land, which is to protect the energies of the mountains, lakes and rivers. You are a valley, […]

Prayer for my Community

          PRAYER FOR MY COMMUNITY Sharing a prayer I wrote for a ceremony that will appear in the 2016 WE ‘Moon Agenda. Dear community, we come to you small spirits on a winding path at the turning of these days, at the changing of the cycles. Please open the way for our small and humble […]