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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 Feathered Seer – Part 3 (No. Really. The Feathered Seer!)

During the exploration session on Spirit Animals, presented during The Silent Eye (a modern mystery school) “Leaf and Flame: the Foliate Man” weekend in 2016, one of the companions enquired about “Shape-shifting”. Since this was outside the scope of the … 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 1 (or “whatever happened to The River of the Sun?”)

…we may have to go back a little before we can begin. Say two years? All the way back to the “River of the Sun“ in 2015, and the long-awaited “next post”, often promised but always failing to materialise. I … Continue reading

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Through their death, you may know them

Psychopomp is one of the many roles of the shaman. This is only necessary for souls which lose their way. For the well prepared soul, at peace and centred at the time of the death of their physical vehicle, the … Continue reading

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Chasing the void

I must have seemed an odd child. What am I saying? I WAS an odd child. It just never seemed strange at the time. Much of my daily routine involved sitting on a bus. An hour and a half to … Continue reading

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An Early Ally

In hindsight, there are moments in your life which can have significance beyond anything imagined at the time. It is often not till many years later, certainly in my case, with what I now recognise as my earliest ally, that … Continue reading

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Birds in the Attic

Woke up this morning to the sound of birds in the attic. Your actual birds in your actual attic, that is. I’m often asked what a particular animal or bird “means”, in the mistaken belief that every encounter with the … Continue reading

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I’d been in my first job for about a year, when I was assigned to go map the top of a mountain.  After three months, we had pretty much finished the job, and two of the guys were demobilised. The … Continue reading

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