Category Archives: Meaning

Amantha Murphy’s Magical Mystery Tour

I’ve just returned from a pilgrimage to some of Ireland’s early sacred sites, travelling with a coterie of amazing women whose companionship proved invaluable in  enhancing profound interactions with the wells, cairns, barrows, henges, mounds and temples of our ancestors.  Shared knowledge, stories, memories, visions … Continue reading

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Speaking Out

First They Came for the Jews Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Nonsense

  This summer I had the good fortune to attend a session of the New York Center for Jungian Studies’ elegant annual production, Jung on the Hudson. The subject of my seminar was Sense and Nonsense, a subject that has … Continue reading

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“The path goes ever on and on…”

I’ve recently become a SoulCollage® facilitator, which means I can teach Seena Frost’s  process for creating a personal deck of cards – each representing a different part of one’s personality. Each card focuses on an aspect of one’s life – … Continue reading

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In Memoriam… Angeles Arrien 1940 ~ 2014

Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to sit in circle with Angeles Arrien and listen to her teach The Four-Fold Way.  Her brilliance lay in being able to condense and explicate the perennial wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures.  … Continue reading

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On the Telling of Tales

This morning, I’m contemplating story – how it enchants and enchains; how it sets us free.  Writing is my craft and stories are my passion.  How they work in the world, what purpose they serve, the way they move us … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty

I first heard the words “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” from Margret Pavel at one of the Women’s Alliance Summer Solstice Camps I attended annually for many years She got them from Anne Herbert who … Continue reading

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Connections

Months after finishing the last rewrite, synchronicities and connections to Mary Magdalene keep coming my way.  Last week, researching, Magdalene’s feast day I found the following little tale, said to come from the apocryphal Arabic Infancy Gospel, part of which … Continue reading

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My Totem Animal

Author’s Note: Lately, my art partner Michelle Anglin and I have been exploring Native American trickster stories in our art blog Two Twitch A Tale. At the same time I am re-reading Lewis Hyde’s amazing book, Trickster Makes This World … Continue reading

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Magdalene as Sophia

“she[Wisdom] is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.” Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 Among her other attributes Mary Magdalene is often pictured with a book.  It’s one of the … Continue reading

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