Category Archives: Ritual Year

May 1993: Real Life is Bigger than Happiness

(Written in May 1993)May 13    Real life is bigger than happiness I was visited by an odd image which seemed to express my current state of soul:  The body of a woman lying in the grass near blossoming apple trees, … Continue reading

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July 1975: Long Buried Treasures

(From Ritual Year, written in July 1975) For tapestry class, I retrieved an old sketch pad from Biddeford Pool, and unearthed long buried treasures: the Hieroglyphic journey, mandalas from California, perhaps from the first return to Maine?  I wish I … Continue reading

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June 1992: The Tale of the Disguised Princess and the Ruby

(This is one of my favorites.  Done in writers’ group in June 1992 while listening to gamelan music) Balinese music conjures up a bazaar — silk saris and brass teapots and huge masks carved out of wood and painted brilliant … Continue reading

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July 1992: The Journal is a Safe Space

(Another entry from Ritual Year, written July 1992) Vision.  I always forget, when making visions, that the inner reality is much more important than the outer one.  In some ways it’s much easier to create a vision of a completed … Continue reading

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Ritual Year

I’ve been going through “Ritual Year” and I like it.  I thought it was all negativity but it’s not.  I just read one about a therapy session with Karen.  A blood-soaked bundle holding the pieces of a childhood that had … Continue reading

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March 1976: The Journal is Center

(from Ritual Year: written in March 1976) Today I felt very depressed and sick.  The old fear came back, fear of the ringing phone, of the sun and wind outside.  I went looking for an escapist book, but could not … Continue reading

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June 1993: Ereshkigal

(Written in June of 1993, in  Writers Group: a guided meditation, I can’t remember now if it was something I read out loud, or something that was on a tape.) I was on a mountainside, by a stream, a view … Continue reading

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April 1992: Truth Express

(I wrote this in a writing group I was facilitating in April of 1992) I want to do a more focussed writing.  I’m sick of rambling.  Yet I don’t have any topic to write about.  I want to go for … Continue reading

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