The Heart Unafraid

…I was stumped by what he meant, but when I looked back at my copy, it suddenly popped out at me.  In attempting to copy the painting exactly, I had unwittingly created an optical illusion. Its amazing what a shift in perspective can do for how you see a thing, even a thing that you made yourself with a very specific intention in mind.  There have been many times that someone has given me their personal interpretation of my art and I have been struck by how they were affected in ways that I could never have purposefully designed. But by inviting them into my story, they were confronted with their own. When I stepped into the story of  Leopold de Postels’ painting, I came face to face with my own. 

Samhain: Magick Retrieval Shamanic Ritual — The House Of Twigs

2018 has been a brutal year. The horrors that usually lurk and whisper are rising and raging, baiting fights and all-out war over that which should not be divisive: human rights and the health of our home planet. They have radicalized and weaponized compassion and cruelty, defining and bending them to their will and purpose… via…

Samhain – The Harvest of Souls

For those of us in the Wiccan tradition, this time of year is Samhaintide (pronounced SAH-wen), the final celebration of the harvest: the harvest of souls. This is the time when the veil between the concrete world and the spirit world is the thinnest and can easily be crossed or seen through. The night is […]…

Losing to Win -Weekly Tarot

I pulled this week’s tarot while sitting at a bar with my fiancé watching the Chiefs-Patriots game with a few dozen inebriated Chiefs fans. I was the fish out of water there for sure.  Maybe not as much as the table full of Patriots fans in the corner of the bar, but I’m not the type…