I have several new posts today. The Compendium for Spirit Handling is featuring Alder, and I posted two new articles in Essays. Both of these first appeared in BroomRiders for Samhain. One is called “And The World Shall Forget You For Kings”. It addresses the plant species entreated when suffering the loss of a loved one. The second essay, “I Beseech Your Soul to Arise” lists the species used to either invoke spirits and ancestors or convene with them. I will leave you with the following thought.
The spiritual devotion to the Earth that tribal people cultivated upheld the principles of living frugally, never taking more than was needed, and giving back more than was taken. They believed that such a way of life was deeply spiritual and brought abundance to their people, by no means defined as society defines it today. The hunter-gatherers of antiquity have a great deal to teach us about the stewardship of our planet and each other. My belief that they did indeed have it right remains my inspiration for this extensive website.