Brandy, Candles, Compassion, Journal, Rewards, Sigils

The Enrichment Circle: Brandy

https://youtu.be/I6oN9CI0xho Cackles and Compassion Brandy and I met during a Donna Mejia workshop, and it was her honesty-- her raw, unformed questions about what we were learning-- that entranced me. It was her divine cackle that left me draped over my steering wheel, wiping away laugh-tears. It's probably simplest to say that Brandy brings joy… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Brandy

Radical Ritual, Touchstone Bracelet, Touchstones

Touchstone Bracelets

When I was a girl, all the pockets would simply rip out of my clothes because I was always stuffing them full of rocks. Odd-shaped rocks. Olivine. Quartz. Shiny bits of mica. Pahoehoe lava with ropy, iridescent swirls. When my family moved to Georgia, they teased me about trying to take all of Stone Mountain… Continue reading Touchstone Bracelets

Origins, Stitch and Bitch

Stitch and Bitch

A few weekends ago, my dear friend Melissa convened a Stitch and Bitch gathering at her house. Jenny, Theresa, and I packed up our sewing and craft projects-- and a few bottles of prosecco!-- before heading to her house. We were only missing one of our charter members, Jenn, who's left Atlanta for her home… Continue reading Stitch and Bitch

Origins, Radical Ritual, Tarot

Creating Radical Rituals

At Burning Man in 2017, I found myself reading Tarot cards as a part of Circus Combustus. Our camp sat next to the Esplanade, the main inner road that rings the temporary city in the middle of Nevada's Black Rock Desert. All sorts of people wandered through our behind-the-scenes peek into the circus, and some… Continue reading Creating Radical Rituals

Circle, Sitting in Circle, Touchstones

The Tenets of Circle

If you organize groups of people, work with diverse individuals, manage teams, negotiate with your spouse and children, participate in family gatherings . . . then you need these 12 Tenet for Circle Work in your life. They will change how you relate with others, and, in the process, they will change how to relate to the Circle within you.

Burning a Bay LEaf, Radical Ritual

The Scent of Bay

https://youtu.be/WT70d7rPxAk Sparks and Embers My husband Doug is a chef, and kitchen smells are just what home and heart mean to me. And I have a childhood affinity to French food, which predisposes me towards the herbal taste of bay. When I discovered the practice of burning the fragrant leaves, which spark and sparkle their… Continue reading The Scent of Bay

Amanda, Shape of the Day, The Enrichment Circle

The Enrichment Circle: Amanda

https://youtu.be/4U4DjO89I1c Amanda's Shapes of the Day When Amanda pins you with her piercing dark eyes, there's simply no looking away. If Amanda had a fragrance, a friend reveals it would be clove, jasmine, and cedar wood: Amanda's energy does seem to waft out around her, wooded and deep. Amanda is attuned to all the energies that… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Amanda