One Journey, Many Paths~May

* 4/28 eve to 5/3 eve: Floralia--Old Roman festival devoted to Flora, Goddess of Flowers. * 4/30 eve to 5/2 eve: Beltaine--Old Celtic/Welsh feast of Blodeuwedd (Goddess of Flowers) and Llew (the Oak King - God of the waxing Sun). * 4/30 eve to … [Read more...]

Merry May! by Teresa Taylor

There is no drop of water in the ocean, not even in the deepest parts of the abyss that does not know and respond to the mysterious forces that create the tide. ~Rachel Carson Greetings to our friends and community, Merry May! May is a time of … [Read more...]

May Commonsense Almanac by Ben Commons

Silence is a source of great strength. -Lao Tzu   Tips for almanac use: All the aspects can be felt in advance of the occurrence. It is good policy to view these as due dates for various energies and prepare accordingly for your context. It’s … [Read more...]

Book Picks – The (not so) Little Book of Surprises, written by Deirdre Hadel; photos by William Arntz & Endre Balogh

“The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is a visual feast. It is a road map of mystical insight, poetry, breathtaking photographs and humor in a thoroughly enjoyable combination.  A rare gem of inspiration. Surprises is an opening into a new dimension … [Read more...]

Book Picks – Sh#t Your Ego Says: Strategies to Overthrow Your Ego and Become the Hero of Your Story, by James McCrae

“James McCrae is the Eckhart Tolle of the Internet Generation.” ~ Huffington Post “Don’t read this book,” your Ego says. “Your life could change. And that scares me.” Sometimes our worst failures lead to our greatest transformation. In … [Read more...]

Book Picks – The World is Your Oracle: Divinatory Practices for Tapping Your Inner Wisdom and Getting the Answers You Need

"Nancy Vedder-Shults has given us all a gift in this wonderfully clear and useful guide to learning how to listen to signals from your body, read your internal compass, and assess the wisdom within. At once, practical and evocative, each divination … [Read more...]

The Love Vibe is Everywhere by Teresa Taylor

I’ve got it and I’ve got a bad case of it—Spring Fever! The hills are alive with the sight, scent and sound of Spring and it is all honey to my heart. The sight of deep green, the scent of wild blooming ceanothus wafting down from the hills, the citrus … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~April

* 3/1 to 4/15 (OC 2/27 to 4/7): Lent--Christian time of purification by self-reflection, peace-making, reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. Lenten Truce (through Easter). * 3/28 to 4/5: Navaratri--Hindu festival honoring Great Goddess … [Read more...]

Book Picks – The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff

"Being an empath is the new normal - and what a perfect guidebook. Now people will know how to cope with being highly sensitive in their everyday lives. Fabulous and so timely. Everyone needs this book." ~ Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit … [Read more...]

Book Pick – The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben

  "A powerful reminder to slow down and tune into the language of nature." ~Rachel Sussman, author of The Oldest Living Things in the World Revitalize, refresh, and reinvigorate your love and respect for the natural world with this … [Read more...]