Archive for 'Songs of the Northwind'

Polestar of Consciousness

January 28th, 2011 – 8:16 pm

The moon aligns with Antares tonight. You will see them in the early morning if you are up while it is still dark and the skies are clear. Antares is a warm coloured star just south of the ecliptic, it rises here around 4am, Venus follows just a little later. All three will be very […]

solar eclipse

January 4th, 2011 – 6:00 am

3 January namnsdag: Alfrid, Alfrida, elf advice
4 January namnsdag: Rut, Ritva, slender branch

Ghost Sun
Deep darkness outside

Growing light inside

Many points along the old circle bear names which refer to the Alfr or Elves. The Alfr were an actual tribe of people who are remembered in the sagas. They lived in Alfheim, just east of the Oslo […]


December 25th, 2010 – 11:31 pm

Our “grandmothers” might be a way to define the meaning of Áhkká. They are our soulkyn whom we remain connected to throughout time. The Spirit Áhkkás are frequently depicted on the noaidi drum, a shaman drum, a map of mystery.

The Mother Áhkká stands outside of time. Before a child is born Mattaráhkká receives from Spirit […]

These are parts of the Story

December 23rd, 2010 – 11:52 pm

From the stone, from the drums, from stories, memories, images of a life, living. A golden thread ties us all together.
 My father turned 88 this summer. He is the rememberer and story-teller of his generation. When I went home to celebrate his birthday, I asked him if he would tell me in a most simple […]

Image :: Imagination

December 21st, 2010 – 11:58 pm

For want of a line
an image magically transforms

from a dipper

to a reindeer walking the path of souls
So it is… we see the same things, but know them differently.
Our myths and stories tell us who we are, where we came from.
On the Mother’s Night just before the Solstice, a story played out in the sky.
A shadow […]

Impeccable integrity

September 29th, 2010 – 12:02 am

Namnsdag Mikael, Mikkel, Michael, Mihkkil…
Impeccable integrity, unbreakable strength, Mihkkil is one of the strongest lyls or ley-lines on the planet, an energy which is ours to use now, if we choose.

Painting: Coming From the Forest
watercolour, lacquer on paper

Soft Radiance

September 21st, 2010 – 12:57 am

21 September
Namndsdag Ellen

Light into dark
Dark into light
Ellen : soft radiance. In ancient myth she is the veiled one who guides those who are ready along Hel’s path. On 21 September she carries the light into the underground and holds it safe through the darkest days as she would her unborn. She will return on the […]

Little Spirits ~ Manitiw

May 21st, 2010 – 7:38 am


When I was very young, I sat in dry grasses listening to my great-grandmother tell stories of the Manitou. On the the surface, these Algonquian tales are familiar to Europeans.  They are stories about elves; little spirits,  who live under rocks and along streambeds, energies capable of  […]


May 19th, 2010 – 8:50 pm

Today is the Eldi day - day of the Elder tree.  The Elder tree was a portal faeries used to move freely between earth and magic realms.
Recent times have been strange for many, me included. Over the past few months I have been remembering the wisdom of my grandparents. They  would say, “Walk  in the […]

Arts Alive

October 28th, 2009 – 5:33 pm

This year we honor Raven
Arts Alive is an annual celebration of the arts and of artists. The whole town of La Conner participates. Artists come to demonstrate their craft.
I will be at  Earthenworks Gallery, 713 First Street, La Conner, Washington, on November 8 from Noon to 4:00 pm.

Growing up on a Salish reservation, Raven was […]