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The Peacock God: in-person weekend workshop; Oct 10-11, 2015

Another Bone & Briar weekend intensive October 10-11, 2015 in a private residence minutes south of Pittsburgh, PA!! The Peacock God and His “terrible pride”! What does this mean? What could this mean for you? A Feri God. A deity of wonder and delight. Unabashed pride. What does this conjure in you? Join us and explore […]

Here is where Bone & Briar will be next week – WITCHCAMP!!

We’re doing Freyja and Brisingamen, delving deeply into sex magic, empowerment, and how to shed the shame the world likes to cloak us with. There shall be feasting! And ritual! And spiritual paths (4 to choose from) everyday! And optional offerings! And vendors and auction to support our Send A Witch to Camp Fund! And […]

Invisible Illness and the Apple Cider Vinegar Brigade

Originally posted on LEAN IN TO JOY with BONEWEAVER:
I was going to transcribe the audio file even knowing how horrid my typing skills are. But I’m not. I recorded this in the car on my way to Tai Chi and I am posting it here, unedited, with stumbling over words and verbal corrections intact.…

A New Year Poem

Originally posted on LEAN IN TO JOY with BONEWEAVER:
As I posted elsewhere, my mum always said that whatever you do on New Year Day you do for the rest of the year. This year I tried to plan more for desires than do-not-wants (such as laundry, which she cautioned against every year). My list…

For Gwion, Cerridwen, and the Cauldron

For Gwion, Cerridwen, and the Cauldron

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
Blossoming Bones Mystery School has launched its first class, The Cauldron of Cerridwen. I’m incredibly excited about this. And so, I have written a poem from Gwion’s perspective. The Help by Amoret BriarRose Then she began to boil the cauldron, which from the beginning of its boiling might not cease…

Unsolicited Advice

One of my coveners is really interested in Snow White, and in contemplating the tale, this poem arrived.

Grendel’s Sister

The writing prompt for this poem was the idea of “halcyon days” – the poem came out darker and more authentic than I anticipated.

The Flip Side of Samhain

An Unlikely Trio Stir the soil and wet the ground to await the root, stir the cauldron and scrape the sides to await the brew, stir the hairs and part the knees to await the seed. Beltane flickers, white side of the veil to Samhain’s black, Amid the grays of the in-between The Ancients mix […]

Thoughts on Leadership

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
A leader goes first where they want you to go…and at the same time, a leader stands behind you. It is in holding this duality that shit gets done. It is in holding this duality that a leader disappears into the fabric of the moment. A leader trusts that you will…

The initiation process, in a nutshell

The initiation process, in a nutshell

Originally posted on Amoret BriarRose:
“Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.”  ~Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky