By BRANDY NICHOLS
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Martinmas arrives at just the right time of year. Where I live, the last of the Autumn color and fanfare blew away the week before (or earlier!) The woods have clearly gone to sleep and the shadows have wintry feel to them. It’s dark much earlier, […]
Op Ed by Lynn Jericho
I was planning on writing about preparing for the coming year — not resolutions, but goals, desires, hopes for being human and becoming I. But something happened on Friday that drew my attention to something that we need to consider first.
Do we have a future, a […]
The observation of the rhythm of the year with celebration and festival life is universal among humans everywhere and of every age. Since the beginning of time, there is evidence that all peoples have celebrated the rhythm of life, returning to ritual and routine year after year, marking time, showing reverence […]Continue Reading →
How do you or I experience the Spiritual World at the midnight hour of the soul’s year?
The veils that separate and obscure our individual interaction with the Hierarchies thin, even lift, at this time in the Cosmic Year. With the veils lifted, we might see Star-like Imaginations that lead us to where we can […]Continue Reading →
Last Winter, my family participated in our first Advent Spiral with our Waldorf-inspired homeschool group. It was an exquisite experience and we looked forward to participating again this year. When we learned we would not be available to attend the group’s 2011 Spiral, at first we were sad, but then brightened at the idea of […]Continue Reading →
We’ve been making balloon lanterns this week. Lantern making directions here.
We’ll gather with friends, new and old, hear a story about a small boy who makes a lantern to hold Father Sun’s spark and walk through the woods, share a meal and have a bonfire.
This year we’re baking Martinmas […]Continue Reading →
Early Autumn is a great time for children and wet felting. It is still warm and delightful outside in most places.
Take a big tub of warm soapy water (I use ivory soap with kids) outside under the shade of a big tree. Have a collection of little mini bake pans – hearts, stars, circles, […]Continue Reading →
Last week, I was asked to hold a workshop for middle school children and their parents. The agenda included a listening exercise, an improvisation game, and a quick bullet-point presentation on how intuitive storytelling helps us find the present moment. I was excited about it. I see the middle […]Continue Reading →
Though much is changing, I stand strong
And in the darkness, shine.
For sleep, the plants and creatures long
But I have work divine.
For sun-seeds golden I’ll be sowing,
Warmly from my heart’s depth’s glowing,
Into winter’s icy flowing.
Michael Hedley Burton
Attention, Affection, Approach and Allowance.
These are the four pillars of Intuitive Storytelling – and what do they all have in common?
The letter A. Alpha.
The sound of openness.
In Eurythmy – the art developed in collaboration […]Continue Reading →