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The Strega and Befana: The Italian Good Witch of Epiphany

Growing up, my Italian Grandmother never considered Christmas to be over until we arrived at Epiphany on January 6, which she called “Little Christmas.” Because she was actively Catholic, she would pray in that tradition. But I remember Italian candies, tangerines and nuts coming out on that day and candles lit to the names of little elemental being friends to be remembered. Catholics see the Epiphany as the day that the Three Magi arrive to the baby Jesus and offer him gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh. But in Italy, the celebration among the village folk is a celebration to and in...

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Now Available!! Membranes of Hope: A Guide to Attending to the Spiritual Boundaries that Keep Lifesystems Healthy from the Personal to the Cosmic

My newest book, Membranes of Hope, is now available on Amazon or personally from me through this site. If you would like to order the book though me personally, purchase it here. Membranes of Hope explains the basic concept of the membranes, the bioenergetic boundaries that contain, inform and protect lifesystems, and instructs and guides the reader in how they may contribute to their care. The book includes rituals to carry out  for each fractal layer of the membrane: personal, family, village, earth and cosmic and offers shrines to build to further participate in this work. Also included...

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Free Guided Meditation Journeys: An Offering for this Time

Back in March when many of us in the U.S. were delivered shelter at home and other physical distancing orders due to the influx of Covid-19, and it felt like it was going to be a long time that many of us would be stuck indoors more than usual, I wondered what I could offer to possibly bring some solace or any kind of assistance to people at this time.  What I came up with is to offer these free guided meditation journeys. Guided Meditation Journeys A Meditation Journey or guided visualization is a time out of ordinary time to drop into a trance like state and be led on a journey that is...

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Who are the Elemental Beings?

In the West African tradition I am initiated into, the elemental beings are called the  kontomble, (the little people or, more literally, the one who comes to the bell). In the Italian tradition they are called le fate. Essentially, these elemental beings are the same except for their geographic location. Like humans from different cultures, the elemental beings of a place and culture also have their own personalities shaped by the land and ecosystem itself. To be clear, what I mean by elemental beings is the fairies, the elves, the gnomes, the dwarfs, the wee folk, the fae, the wild ones,...

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What is a Coven?

For many years I believed the coven was a group of women that met at certain phases of the moon and carried out sacred work dedicated to women’s medicine. I tried and tried to create a coven. My efforts kept failing. Finally, I learned the Italian word for coven, boschetto. In Italian, this is the same word as grove. The fact that these two words are the same in Italian was very interesting to me. I began to hold this knowing in my consciousness. One day, while doing spirit work with a grove of trees on a local mountain, I was shown that the coven is and always was the trees.  The circle of...

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Co-dreaming with the Planet

The subject of tending to the Earth is one that can be extremely painful at this time. Many of us find ourselves in a state of despair over what is happening and has been happening to the Earth, not knowing in which way to act. Many of us wish to nurture, help, protect and support life systems but the damage to the Earth is so severe, we also understand that we may be beyond the tipping point. Because of this, many of our current efforts may feel futile. What can  a prayer or making offerings do to help with the climate crisis and extinction rates that are upon us? In an effort to help those...

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