Category Archives: Ceremony

The Watcher’s dilemma

I am Watcher. I’m in a high place, yet remain shadowed by brooding mountains that further darken a black sky. The gale flattens a campfire in front of me, casting all warmth to the western horizon. A tent-like structure behind … Continue reading

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Unexpected exorcism

Odd. The little things we take for granted. The sanctuary, provided within the walls of our own homes; safe, warm, clean. Yet do we ever pay enough attention to spiritual cleanliness thereof? If we fail to cleanse a space, at … Continue reading

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A Gift for the Seer

The Clan has gathered. The Seer has returned. Mother to many, yet mother to none. She appears tired. A lifetime of mundane query has taken a toll. The Lights process, following a sacred path to the Seeing Stone. The Guide … Continue reading

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The Feathered Seer – Part 3 (No. Really. The Feathered Seer!)

During the exploration session on Spirit Animals, presented during The Silent Eye (a modern mystery school) “Leaf and Flame: the Foliate Man” weekend in 2016, one of the companions enquired about “Shape-shifting”. Since this was outside the scope of the … Continue reading

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The Feathered Seer – Song of the Raven Clan

The elders gather; to the stones; all that remain of the Raven Clan. The Shaman, bearing the Mother’s heartbeat, draws to the centre of the assembly; there to be joined by the Spinner, and the Weaver of Lore. The Weaver … Continue reading

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The Feathered Seer – Part 2 (or when foxes come out)

Fast forward a year to the “Leaf and Flame: the Foliate Man” weekend. The directors of the Silent Eye (a modern mystery school), not really knowing what they might be letting themselves in for, honoured me with a request to … Continue reading

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The Feathered Seer – Part 1 (or “whatever happened to The River of the Sun?”)

…we may have to go back a little before we can begin. Say two years? All the way back to the “River of the Sun“ in 2015, and the long-awaited “next post”, often promised but always failing to materialise. I … Continue reading

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