Category Archives: spirituality

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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zenhabits’ “Simplify,” by Leo Babauta

I enjoy reading blogs.   Blog entries inspire me, make me laugh, make me angry, make me happy, and help me learn.   Today I added “zenhabits“, by Leo Babauta, to my Bloglist.   The first entry I read impressed me:  “Simplify.” “Simplify” … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!

Today is the Spring Equinox (10:14 pm, West Coast United States time)!  It took me by surprise, because on Leap Year it moves back a day on the calendar.  🙂 In many cultures, this is “the day on which the … Continue reading

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When you work with Nature

Nature has always been an important part of my life.  I should qualify that: it is the intersection of humanity and Nature that has always been important to me.  I have never felt driven to go backpacking into a wilderness … Continue reading

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