Image credit: Mermaid by Ryan McCullah. Some rights reserved. The only place I don’t feel monstrous is in the water. I am nine years old. I am overweight, clumsy, and taunted mercilessly at school. I have recently developed asthma, and struggle to breathe. Read more at The Mermaid’s Pool: A Water Memoir — Amoret BriarRose
In Old Norse, galdr originally meant "incantation". Join me for an evening of Norse magic, creating oral runic spells in community. My space can accommodate 10 people. Please RSVP to email@example.com to reserve a space at the event. Recommended donation: $5 - $10 per person For more information, visit the Facebook event.
Looking back over the first half of 2017, I have taught at two Reclaiming Witchcamps (California and SpiralHeart - getting to teach Elements of Magic at both camps with Phoenix LeFae) and facilitated an online Elements of Magic class for artists through witcharts, a collaboration with Laurie Dietrich. Busy busy! Up next: I will be... Continue Reading →
Reclaiming Pittsburgh: Annual Ritual Community Meeting Date: October 21, 2017 Time: 1pm - 5pm Location: 2011 Noble Street Pittsburgh, PA 15218 What do we mean by ritual community meeting? We will be doing the sacred work of planning and decision making for the November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018 cycle. We will be casting,... Continue Reading →
"When we bring mindful awareness to the simple activity of perception, we may notice that what draws our attention to things - what enables our senses to really engage and participate with them - is precisely the open and uncertain character of those things. An entity that captures my gaze is never revealed to me... Continue Reading →
Image: Bonfire by Dheeraj Dwivedi. Some rights reserved. "Fire is a hungry witness, and demands more of me than easy words and misery without accountability." Read more at The Blaze: A Fire Memoir — Amoret BriarRose
Image: Windy by Garry Knight. Some rights reserved. "It is October, and I am taking her for a constitutional in our new neighborhood one morning when I notice how powerful the wind has become – this autumn the air is especially wild. I am buffeted about by strong, cold gusts as I walk the... Continue Reading →
Crooked by Amoret BriarRose My serpentine spine did not gift Eve with the apple; good posture is not magic is not a cure-all is not integrity made flesh. Featured Image: Mariana in the South, 1897, John William Waterhouse [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons