Sensual Serpents

Deep in the jungle, they remain perfectly still, waiting hours or even days until the perfect moment. In the dark savannah of Africa, they wait hidden in comfortable dens beneath the ground the earth and strike upward at unseen prey. In the caves of Cuba, they even hang upside down to catch flying bats out […]

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What is Ritual?

“It is from the primal world that living faith arises.”     ~Larry Harvey   What is Ritual? It’s a simple word—yet many of us struggle to define it, feeling uncertain or even argumentative about how it should be defined. Some people use the word confidently and easily, while others feel uncomfortable and even threatened […]

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Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Night

The summer solstice—the longest day and shortest night of the year—marks the beginning of summer and the full blossoming of bountiful energy and abundance. This season is often understood as a time of masculine energy–shining forth and projecting brilliance, youthful vigor, green growing gardens, and abundant light, heat, and activity. Yet it is important to […]

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Guardians of the Serpent

The portal is open We stand at the threshold Receiving the truths that live beyond. ~ We sing to all beings passing through The hidden questions of human hearts So that Shadows and Light are known. ~ Watchful kindness and loving patience We open to pain in order to heal We remember the teachings and we forgive. ~ Our work […]

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New Skin

It’s summer at last, and the sunshine invites us all to spend more time outdoors. This is a time for discovering the beautiful lands in which we live and for deepening our connection to Nature’ cycles, taking place around us and INSIDE us all the time. You may even be feeling a new lightness, a fresh […]

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Serpent Medicine: Sacred Opposites

Healer and dealer of death. Guide in transformation and symbol of the eternal cycles of life.  Temptation and enlightnement. Stillness and mobility. It’s easy to become confused by the many and sometimes conflicting aspects of serpent symbolism. While some see these complex meanings as lack of clarity or mixed messaging, there is a way to dream […]

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Pythia: Oracle Priestess in the House of Snakes

The Oracle of Delphi is probably the most famous oracle in the world. Delphic prophecies shaped political and spiritual life in cradle of modern civilization and helped define the course of history. At the height of Greek civilization, no important decision was undertaken without consulting at Delphi. Wealthy patrons paid a fortune for the chance […]

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