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The Blackest Earth, Reclaiming Alchemy?

Several years ago, when writing an article on Ted Hughes, Shaman of the Tribe, I decided to have a look at The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, … 1,394 more words


"Am I Going Mad?" A Note on Hearing Human and Other Voices.

My mentor in what I now think of as post-spiritualist matters was an older woman who had been a nurse in the days before effective analgesics eased the process of dying.  778 more words


Food, Sex, and Strangers: Graham Harvey on Religion as Everyday Life.

My perspective on animism owes much to Graham Harvey’s historical overview and emphasis on the need for respectful relationship, not least between humans and other-than-human beings, but what I enjoyed most about… 1,708 more words


Some Images from Recent Walks, For Various Friends.

All images: B.T. Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, August/September 2014Double click on an image for clearer view. 23 more words


As Summer Fades (Memory, Image, and Symbol).

Heather Moorland, A Distinctive Local Habitat.


There’s been a definite chill in the air recently.  A flock of about fifty house martins came swooping round the hillside, contentedly chittering to each other.  1,443 more words