Circle, Creativity, Radical Ritual, The Enrichment Circle

The Enrichment Circle: Baraka

Baraka's work in the world, her counseling practices that emphasize the power of the Circle, have crystallized much of The Enrichment Project. She has authored several books on creativity and leads a year-long investigation into creativity called Birthing Ourselves into Being.

Crowdfunding, Desire, Gratitude, Healing, Intentions, Offerings, Presence, Radical Ritual, The Enrichment Circle

The Scent of Bay

The practice of burning bay leaves dates back to Greek times, to the best of my research, and it's believed to be one of the herbs burned for the Oracle at Delphi as she entered trances for temple visitors. Doug and I visited Delphi on our honeymoon in 2003, and so this scent is now indelibly overlaid with image of the olive trees that dot Delphi's landscape.

Circle, Creativity, Crowdfunding, Gratitude, Origins, Radical Ritual, The Enrichment Circle, Touchstones

Sister Circle Necklaces

Whenever our Sister Circle gathers, we are often treated to handmade necklaces by Jaidra DuRant to mark the occasion. Jaidra uses semi-precious stones, intricate copper wire wrapping, hand-stamped and glazed clay pieces, and leather to create warm, earthy, one-of-a-kind pieces.

Creativity, Crowdfunding, Intentions, Origins, Publication, Radical Ritual, The Enrichment Circle

How Did the Enrichment Project Begin?

In 2010, I harbored this vague Desire to enrich my life in some way. I was anything but Present, describing my creative process as "assembly-line-like." I was distinctly out of Balance, possessing scant insight into my own patterns. And so I contacted a Circle of women, asking to pester them for a year with questions about their creative processes.