The rugged old Norsemen spoke of death as Heimgang-“home-going.” So the snow-flowers go home when they melt and flow to the sea, and the rock-ferns, after unrolling their fronds to the light and beautifying the rocks, roll them up close again in the autumn and blend with the soil. Myriads of rejoicing living creatures, daily, […]
Origins of Sacred Texts & Sites Humans began walking the earth nearly 200,000 years ago. Buddha is said to have been born 2,600 years ago (623 BCE), Jesus 2,000 years ago (4 BCE), and Muhammad nearly 1400 years ago (570 CE). Interestingly, the first examples of sacred religious texts began well before that — 5,000 years ago. Prior to the written word, expressions […]
During times in our life when we feel stuck or uncertain, there is a practice called “Full Circle” that can be used to navigate and guide us. This simple practice is inspired by nature’s cycle of the seasons and offers a universal way to reflect and explore new possibilities. The Full Circle practice allows us […]
Away from the harvest the seasons have turned. The nights have grown colder and fires we’ve burn. The stars in the heavens look down where we stand. Neighbors and friends with candles in hand. Warmth is returning, the sun and the light will brighten our days and shorten our nights. Come gather around the […]
History of Valentine’s Day, its meaning of origin, and an invitation to create new traditions.