Archive for 'circle of Hel'

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Ullr ~ Northern Forest Spirit

April 21st, 2009 – 5:51 pm

Ullr is the soul bridge of winter, the timeless link between dark and light. Many are the animals who are part of the deep forest, dark night myths; reindeer, lynx, raven, wolf, coyote, animals who flow with the wind without barrier.

Original talisman, handmade of porcelain clay, leather & copper
Talisman is ~ 2 x 1 inches, […]

on the patio

April 15th, 2009 – 2:52 pm

Ellie took this photo of me on the patio during our open studio. I am wearing an Ullr talisman - you can get a sense of scale.

At right is another Ullr talisman.  They are each unique, handmade of high fire porcelain and leather. This group of talismans represent the animals who wander the branches of […]

talisman project

December 23rd, 2008 – 11:37 pm

Playing in the mud - one of my favorite things.

The talismans have grown out of my interest in Scandinavian mythology, runic symbols and history. Or her story as in the example that follows.

Unn the Deep Minded:
Unn was an Icelandic chieftain who is often credited with bringing democracy to Iceland and Scotland as well as […]

December 21st, 2008 – 4:55 pm

Happy new year by the old reckoning.

Brightest blessings of this solstice dawn ~

Tracks in the snow, bobcat’s crossing over coyote’s and hare’s. Signs of life everywhere.