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Sneaking in at the back… Bison’s Year

It feels as though my last (real) post was way back on May Day of 2018. Everything since doesn’t really count: a rant, a dream, a reblog, a rant, and an accidentally forgotten post, scheduled for a solstice I barely … Continue reading

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The Elderly Fox

Originally posted on Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!:
The sun was high. Warmth spiked the air with fragrance. Colours weaved, natural ribbons beneath a cloudless blue sky. Shaken, I was, and saddened, but also beginning to un-bow from the hoop…

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The Feathered Seer – Part 2 (or when foxes come out)

Fast forward a year to the “Leaf and Flame: the Foliate Man” weekend. The directors of the Silent Eye (a modern mystery school), not really knowing what they might be letting themselves in for, honoured me with a request to … Continue reading

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Tipping the scales

I hadn’t really thought it through properly, had I? It has been a long, hard battle; over twelve years and counting; to control the problem. No, not mice – the cats! When we moved into this house, whilst aware that … Continue reading

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Do animals “feel”?

They say that animals don’t “feel”. Meet Blackie. At least that’s what we called her, as kids. It may even have been her real name, it’s been so long I’m no longer sure. That’s Eddy Miller on his rounds with … Continue reading

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Early in my career, I seemed to find myself continually working weekends, covering the city centre road jobs which required the quiet of Sunday streets. It was on one such Sunday that “Lucky” came into my life. She arrived around … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Red____ and I have just completed a ritual drumming, calling in the guides, in preparation for the work of the day. I’m in full regalia, perched on the edge of a couch as he potters about, mixing various sacred herbs. … Continue reading

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Whilst ritual plays an important part of my daily spiritual practices, Ritual wasn’t something I had ever been actively involved in. Until April 2013 when I, and my better half, traveled to the wilds of Derbyshire to take part in … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday

Friday was the day of the big test. With some trepidation, I miss lunch and bum a lift to the hospital. In-patient radiology department, yellow zone, level 2 reception. “Take the lift down. Left, all the way to the end, … Continue reading

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The Morrighan and Saint Kevin

It took a couple or three weeks to get back to normal, both in the mundane sense, and in terms of the energies which April’s event integrated within the subtler aspects of the Work. I remained unsettled, searching for something: … Continue reading

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