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