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
Luck is growing in the cracks in the wall. There are always cracks in the wall. Never forget that luck, like love, is tenacious, resilient.
My insightful friend Bone discusses the risk of being a fallible human and a leader in pagan communities: I’m always hesitant about stepping into leadership in my community. I feel called to share my gifts, and resist the glare of the spotlight. Scrutiny is a difficult thing, but my religious community prides itself on being... Continue Reading →
The first three months of 2017 have been full of change, disruption and flux for me. Like the seasonal shift from winter to spring, I have been working through the fits and starts of the new exchanging with the old, of life dancing with death. I have been sitting listlessly… Read more at All the Green... Continue Reading →