Category Archives: spirituality

Grounding Like a Tree (Part 1)

Whenever a person is feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed, one of the quickest ways I’ve found to drain away the “bad stuff” is grounding like a tree. This makes use of creative visualization and a bit of meditation. Make sure … Continue reading

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Meditation

One very effective way of dealing with stress is meditation.  Scientists and researchers have been paying more attention to the benefits of meditation over the past 5-10 years, and have found that meditation increases the amount of grey matter in … Continue reading

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When I am old I shall . . .

There is a famous poem (“Warning”) by Jenny Joseph that begins, “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple . . . ”   I’ve always enjoyed that poem, because the idea of living life the way I want … Continue reading

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Minoan Tarot, by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince

“Unlike their contemporaries in Babylonia or Middle Kingdom Egypt, the Bronze Age people of Crete did not exalt kingship, war, nor death, nor did they conceive a vast distance between Gods and humanity.  Instead these people celebrated the presence of … Continue reading

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Dark Goddess Tarot, by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince

“Dark goddesses are disturbing, fearsome, and beautiful.  They can be shunned or overlooked, as they represent aspects of life that people find uncomfortable — sometimes only when those powers are in female hands.  Powers of age and death, sex and … Continue reading

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Happy Beltane!

Beltane is a Celtic holiday still celebrated in many parts of the world.  Here is what is happening in Edinburgh and at Glastonbury.  I’ve danced round a May Pole at Society for Creative Anachonism (SCA) events, and sat around fires with … Continue reading

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Astrology as Sign Posts: Cardinal Grand Cross

[Note:  This is not a professional astrological look at the Cardinal Grand Cross.] My mom and aunts used to follow their astrology signs in the newspaper columns.  But how could a few sentences give meaningful information to 1/12th of the … Continue reading

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