Endings Samhain 2021 will be an emotional one for me. I have some difficult choices to make and a new direction I am ready to follow so… Read more “Samhain ~ Endings, Ancestors, & Grief”
V&E Poetic Therapy: The Dead Man Walking
The Dead Man Walking BY THOMAS HARDY They hail me as one living, But don’t they know That I have died of late years, Untombed although? I am… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: The Dead Man Walking”
V&E Animal Omens: Crow
A symbol for the void, the space between here and the Otherworld or the conscious and unconscious mind, as well as intelligence, creativity, and spiritual strength. The crow is a messenger between this world and the Otherworld.
V&E Poetic Therapy: Drowning
Drowning is not so pitiful As the attempt to rise. Three times, ‘t is said, a sinking man Comes up to face the skies, And then declines… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: Drowning”
V&E Poetic Therapy: Her Anxiety
Her Anxiety by William Butler Yeats Earth in beauty dressed Awaits returning spring. All true love must die, Alter at the best Into some lesser thing. Prove… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: Her Anxiety”
The Hollow Men
Mistah Kurtz-he dead A penny for the Old Guy I We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!… Read more “The Hollow Men”
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though… Read more “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
John O’ Donahue’s book Anam Cara was my first introduction to Celtic Wisdom and since that time, over a decade, now I have encountered and explored many other wisdom traditions, now including, the Yoga Sutra and the spiritual teachings of yoga. While I appreciate and am grateful for a comprehensive viewpoint, I consider the Druidic and Celtic perspective to be my home base. In that light I would like to share with you Samhain; Etymology, Philosophy, Traditions, as well as a Special Samhain inspired Yoga Sequence, Shaman Music Ritual, Guided Meditation, and Samhain ASMR.