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Summer Solstice Ritual

Summer Solstice Ritual

This summer solstice (for us in the northern hemisphere), is an especially powerful time for transformation, as it is followed within hours by an annular eclipse and then the new moon. Here, we will be celebrating Medusa’s Wedding. This is my shorthand reference to the alchemical ritual of bringing the death and regenerative powers of the Divine Feminine, represented by the dark moon, out of the shadows and into the heart of the Divine Masculine, represented by the sun. The…

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Melissa: Queen of the Bee Haven

Melissa: Queen of the Bee Haven

It’s just before Imbolc and in the garden, Melissa is thrusting her crinkled, heart-shaped leaves through the cold wet clay with wild abandon. I picked some leaves and made a strong infusion and let it cool, so I can sip on it everyday as I make her acquaintance. Melissa officinalis, aka Lemon Balm, is a member of the mint family, the Lamiaceae. This is a huge and aromatic family of over 6,000 species, including pennyroyal, peppermint and spearmint, basil, rosemary,…

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Itching for a Fright

Itching for a Fright

Tulku loves a good scratch. He´s not what I’d call an itchy dog, his coat is glossy and he is healthy, happy, calm and strong. He’s never been to the vets. So, when around the full moon in the Snaketamer, when he began scratching through the night, I knew something was up. Parasites We live in the country and our dogs are free to roam. They are exposed to a wide-range of microbes and parasites from cows, sheep, wild boar,…

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Freya’s Sulphuric Necklace

Freya’s Sulphuric Necklace

In another post, Yellow Dock: Badger Medicine for a New Story I recounted how our dog Freya got a new tale and became my teacher. So, the other day, when she began digging again, relentlessly, all over the newly grassed loonie pad, I took notice. She knows so much more about the gods and nature spirits than I do, as she runs with them every day. This time she was eating clay, rather than roots, so I duly searched on…

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The Alchemical Pumpkin

The Alchemical Pumpkin

In the dark of the new moon before Samhain, four of us initiated the Game of Subtle Alchemy. In that game we play with desires, polarities and the alchemical principles, to reveal our Supernatural abilities. My game plan for this month looks like this: SALT PRINCIPLE: Thinking, Attraction, Projection SULPHUR PRINCIPLE: Feeling, Courage, Masculine MERCURY PRINCIPLE: Feminine, Masculine detail How to play that hand????? The day before Samhain, it rained and rained. The ‘play indoors’ kind of rain I remember…

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Killing Time with the Quantum Pixies

Killing Time with the Quantum Pixies

Once upon a time used to go on forever, until the gods created time. In a sense, they co-created time with the anthropos, as time needs to be witnessed into existence. Time could well be the greatest discovery of this kalpa. Much like light, time cannot be experienced directly, but this minor detail has never got in the way of a nice theory. Scientists love to come up with theories that describe reality, but they are not allowed to look…

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Yellow dock root: badger medicine for a new story

Yellow dock root: badger medicine for a new story

Five years ago, I made a batch of yellow dock root tincture, for no reason at all at the time. It sat stewing silently in the back of my medicine cabinet, waiting for the moment to make its debut. That came in early spring this year, when Freya had a digging frenzy in the garden. She’s not much of a digger usually, so after one especially strenuous effort, I went out to inspect her work. You guessed right! She had…

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Grinding Gears and the Killer Chakra

Grinding Gears and the Killer Chakra

Far from being some esoteric idea, the chakra system is the gearbox that enables Supernatural energy, which you could just as easily call electromagnetic energy (of the natural kind) to be transmitted to your own mind/body system. From there, you transduce and transmit this energy to all life on earth, the earth itself and to the greater cosmos. The effects of Supernatural energy are observable and various methods of working with it are provable. If you have problems related to…

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The Heart of Co-creation

The Heart of Co-creation

Intent and co-creation “A future event causes a photon to decide its past.” Professor Andrew Truscott In my previous post, Magnetic Intent, I described the experience of being anchored into the iron jet stream of the earth via the concentration of magnetite in the ethmoid bone. The term “anchored” came from one of the participants in a Gaian Alchemy Retreat and it describes perfectly how it feels to work with intent. The function of double helix vortex energy in the…

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Magnetic Intent

Magnetic Intent

Intent is magnetic For a few years now, I’ve been holding to the intention of living the dream of this land and following through on the guidance I’m receiving. Sometimes it feels like trying to apply mascara while riding a rodeo bull, but I’m learning a lot about how intent works. Intent is magnetic because of magnetite. At one level it works as your personal GPS – your Gaian Positioning System – to let you know when you are on…

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