From McIntosh, Kenneth. Water from an Ancient Well:
Celtic Spirituality for Modern Life (p. 87-88).
Anamchara Books. Kindle Edition. The path meanders back and forth along a dry creek bed, then climbs uphill through rock formations where I have to gear down, stand on the pedals, and balance the bike. After a few minutes, the path turns Presence embraces me. The stillness has become preternatural. I can no longer hear the ravens or the rustle of pines. I open my eyes and fin
The myth of the Three-Part Goddess has many sources and traditions, many associated with the phases of the moons or changing of seasons. I love this tradition because it is non-ageist in honoring each of the different phases of a woman’s life. From child to maiden, to mother, to crone, each must feel secure in and own their own time. Contrary to some opinions, the word “crone” actually comes from the word “crown.” She is the carrier of knowledge and held in high regard, for s
I try to begin my day in stillness each morning. I admit to a fetish for candlelight and prefer votive candles in stained glass holders because they burn higher—no doubt a vestige of my prior tenth-century vocation as an abbess of an English convent. During winter, I sometimes leave them burning most of the day. This morning it was light but cloudy, so I lit my candles to begin my day in stillness and centering. After a certain point, the liquified wax threatens the flame’s s
Sophia MacGregor, a.k.a., Boss-In-Chief, is a precocious ten-year-old who is in the eighth-grade honors class at the posh James Samuel Calder Academy on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Her best friend and co-conspirator is Pedro Gonzalez, who lives in the building next door and who also attends JSCA. In my Friday posts, I am going to be writing about different aspects of my upcoming books. Today’s blog introduces the main character on a typical day at school. In an encounter wi
If you are a self-publishing writer, you are also a DIY marketing exec. I am including today’s self-portrait for your enjoyment. It’s an absolute likeness of me trying to get all the necessary social media accounts updated and connected to my website. Since all the URLs are in distinct word orders, getting everything connected correctly is very frustrating. I am fairly tech-savvy, but trying to understand Google Analytics, SEOs, tags, categories, etc., takes ten times more ti