Category Archives: Circle Dance

1995: Looking for Value in my Life

From my journal for October 27, 1995 I’m bored with reading, I feel too tired to write …  Sometimes I hate my life.  (“I need to learn to love my poor wounded life because it needs love”)  How can I … Continue reading

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Even the Algae are Fighting to Save Planet Earth

Today I’m feeling very lonely and unconnected.  “Nobody ever loved me and nobody ever will.”  I used to think that on a regular basis until two friends said “That’s not true, I love you.”  I did my best to change … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Thinking about the first Earth Day.  I was in Davis, California, at the University.  I had written my first version of Genesis II, which had begun when I was taking astrophysics and a chapter in the text book began with … Continue reading

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Description of Me

Just for fun, here is the description I wrote for the residents biographies book: I was born in Cincinnati OH, and earned a BA in Astronomy from Wellesley College. The year I graduated I read an article on Stonehenge, which … Continue reading

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Struggle to Deal with Tiredness

from my journal for Tuesday, July 5 I’ve been struggling with the idea that this odd tiredness is a gift of life and I’m supposed to accept it, not fight it, and learn from it.  Oddly, if I think of … Continue reading

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A Midwife for the Divine

I’ve been reading Cynthia Bourgeault’s book, The Wisdom Way of Knowing.  I’ve read it before, there are underlinings, but this time through something made much more sense to me.  Here are some quotes from Chapter VII: Seeing with the Eye … Continue reading

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Steps on the Way to Neskaya

Imbolc is the Cross-Quarter Day, also called Candlemas. February 2, 1992     Imbolc I went to folk dance yesterday, it was very hard getting myself there, and the tapes and tape deck and cauldron and candles.  Driving out the … Continue reading

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Beginnings of Neskaya

Some of my dancers are doing a project about the history of Neskaya, and wanted more information.  So I went back in my journal, looking for the first mention and some history about how the process happened. October 14, 1991  … Continue reading

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“Priestess of Neskaya”

It feels very scary to call a part of myself “Priestess of Neskaya.” But I think if I were living out of my True Self, that’s who would be manifesting. This blog piece attempts to document a process toward integration … Continue reading

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My Indigenous Celtic Soul

Something I’ve been discovering lately, after reading The Gatherings, is that I in fact have an indigenous soul, and an indigenous spirituality.  I realized that the traditional folk dances are indigenous, they come from people who had lived for generations … Continue reading

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