The Beginning of Always

“Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always” Dante Alighieri I love beginnings, a fresh start, a new adventure with promises of open roads and opportunities.   Energy, anticipation and hope are all wrapped up in “firsts.”  As a whole, we understand what is required in the early stages:  set up a plan, identity aContinue reading “The Beginning of Always”

The Rooster Crows – Awake

Sigmund Freud once wrote, “Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.”  The other day, a close friend confided that she had the most wonderful dream about a brilliantly plumed rooster. This was an extraordinary event considering that my friend’s last contact with chickens was as a child many years ago.   From what I understand,Continue reading “The Rooster Crows – Awake”


“On a bare branch a crow is perched – autumn evening” Matsuo Bashō The time has come.  It is the dusk of autumn and winter months.  I watch them from my window, flying towards the east.  At first there are only a few; then they come in random patterns that grow in strength.  It isContinue reading “Homecoming”

The Eloquence of Silence

I have been away from blogging for a few months but my research into mythology continued over the summer.  I have been listening to Professor Grant L Voth’s lectures on Myth in Human History, obtained through that marvelous institution, the Vancouver Public Library.   It is wonderful to be back connecting with fellow bloggers. A fewContinue reading “The Eloquence of Silence”

Axis Mundi: The World Centre

I wear a Druids Cross made of fine pewter these days, a remnant from my summer travels in the Scottish Highlands.  It is said that in the times of the Druids, those who wore this symbol had been given the duty of protecting the sacred sites across the land. Rather than wear a pendant, theContinue reading “Axis Mundi: The World Centre”

Saying Yes to the Adventure

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” Joseph Campbell The problem with the word “adventure” is definition.  No one can be certain of the exact description because it depends on the unique characteristics of an individual.  Most like the idea of an adventure,Continue reading “Saying Yes to the Adventure”