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Celebrating My Celtic Year

In my Native Scotland, any reason to gather together and celebrate is a good reason. In my last blog, I described the eight major festivals of the Celtic tradition. In my own life, I still honor them in my own way, sometimes with a group and sometimes with something deeply personal. Every year, it is …Read More

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Celtic Traditions – The Wheel of the Year

I have recently returned from a wonderful class on the Native American Medicine Wheel co-taught by my dear friends Joel Ying and Suzanne Scurlock-Durana.  In this annual class, Joel talks about how we can help anchor ourselves in the world, in place and time, by meditating on different aspects of the Medicine Wheel.  We can …Read More

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Understanding the Four Elements as Metaphor

The classical Greeks and many ancient cultures divided the world into four elements: fire, earth, water, air. Everything was thought to be composed of some combination of these four elements. The intersection of these four elements creates life. Today, we have other scientific models for the makeup of the universe. From molecules to atoms to …Read More

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Group Magic: Sedona, AZ

“Certain things catch your eye, But pursue only those that capture your heart.” –Native American Saying I just completed a transformational workshop, co-teaching with my friend Suzanne Sculock-Durana in her annual New Year’s Retreat in Sedona, Arizona. In the “Release and Renewal” workshop, we honor the wisdom of the Native American Medicine Wheel and apply it …Read More

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The Medicine Wheel, Upcoming Workshop

Scattered across North America are stones arranged in a circle like spokes on a wheel. These sacred sites were built long ago by the Native American peoples, and continue to be sacred to those that build them today. Big Horn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming is one of the most well-known. At nearly 10,000 feet elevation …Read More