I wake at first light and blink my eyes open. It’s too quick for the dream images. They turn on their heels and scurry back down the ladder before I can catch them. I walk upstairs and switch the kettle on. From the crack in the window…Read More
How does one set intentions for the new year? Intentions that are a genuine movement of the heart rather than a ‘self-improvement’ decision? Instead of mind maps or mandalas, this new year I took the question out to the wilds for a day, and let the mysteries of nature and psyche shake it loose...Read More
Have you ever had an encounter in nature that felt numinous; a direct communication to you from beyond the ordinary? Have you ever walked into the physical reality of a night dream you once had? What is your relationship how symbol and sign show up in your life?…Read More
About ten years I found Soulcraft by Bill Plotkin in my letterbox. Opening to the first chapter I felt relief flood my system as he described with exactness the impulse I was feeling to dive deeply into the mysteries of soul and wild nature. Rather than a pathology, this is a vital phase of...Read More
If my life were a long walk down a river, I could look over my shoulder and see a string of stepping stones rising up out of the water, stretching back to the headwaters. Some are large boulders that I rested on for a time, others small rocks that nonetheless gave me vital foothold on the journey downstream. All of them leading me to the point at which I now stand.