We all want to be witchy from time to time. The Ancestor Altar is a simple way to celebrate Halloween in a way that many cultures share.
Celebrating the self proclaimed “sex zombie”, Veronica Lake.
You need to do something, and you know it. Go ahead, scare yourself alive.
Sometimes things are meant to go haywire so that we can be inspired towards ourselves and others.
A few people that have never attended a circle had excited but anxious faces and I overheard a few “OMG, what have I gotten myself into” conversations whispered in the corners….
There’s a whole world of darkness and an otherworld of death awaiting all of us, and putting nutmeg and cinnamon in it and calling it “pumpkin spice” to try to ignore the looming reality of our own mortality doesn’t make it go away.
A few weeks ago I posted about Halloween costumes for girls, and how few options there are for girls to be strong, messy, capable characters for Halloween. That post got quite a bit feedback, mainly with even more ideas for costumes. I got to thinking this week, as Halloween is just a couple of weeks …
Worry? Regret? Let me say this: You don’t deal. That is bullshit perpetuated in society.
There is an element of sacrifice here. You are not a traitor or criminal strung up by the feet.
Ryal Woods’ first novel Murmur (MLR Press) is coming out October 11th and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. It’s the first in a series of books that will deal with surreal & abstract concepts, sensuality, and romance. Dark, intelligent, and measured, Murmur and the subsequent stories of the series unravel through the senses. It’s “a sensual story in the most literal way,” according to its author, who discusses that and much more for this week’s Artist Spotlight.
What brings you alive? What awakens you, sweet Frankenstein?
The Knight of Cups is a bit of a romantic, but she is sure-footed in reality, too. This week is about balance but also reaching a point where it is time to change direction.
And we do feel “beaten, shit on, shamed…” It is at the root of our treatment of others in our circles, our family, wars over religion, slut-shaming, the things we tell ourselves…
9/8/2013-9/14/2013 “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius “He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.” -Henri Matisse In one cup you toast your success. It is not a premature toast. You are victorious in heart and will accept no less, signified by the unnecessary wine …
“Each time my heart is broken it makes me feel more adventurous (and how the same names keep recurring on that interminable list!), but one of these days there’ll be nothing left with which to venture forth.” Frank O’Hara In the thralls of heartbreak there are two choices: drink yourself to death or embrace possibility. …