bardic tribal jongleur..
I walk a path in the forest one foot in this reality and one foot in the Dreamtime. I drum the heart and play the soul with wind and beat. My ritual is my words and my music as well as my humor. My altar is the instruments I play as the muse works through me. My comments might seem glib and dry and fanciful even challenging for they drift on the wind from inside and from my muse.
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Who am I
I walk a path that began in Australia and is tied into the land and the energies and feelings that blows and flows with that land. I love the water and sometimes think I swam before I walked.
I also love the bush (forest). Quite often I went walkabout.
I travelled and lived in Japan amidst the temples and the people. I have visited the home country of Scotland and England as well as New Zealand.
I now live in America and am rediscovering my muse, my music, my spirit.
More About Me
musician. (wind instruments/percussion/handdrum)
meditation (drum meditation music meditation)
Is looking at combining music, sound, intuitive healing together to create sound scapes.
follow the path with heart
Please hold. All muses are busy right now, but your inspiration is important to us.
As I tend to act puckish on occassion.. hehe.
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.
Hero's or Other Info
I respect my ancestors and those I meet
open and people with sense of humor
travelling. was born in Australia and lived all over there then moved to Japan and then to USA.
life has definitely been busy.. Settling into West Virginia, Its getting close to a year being here goodness......... changes in jobs.......... right now working too many hours..... for too little pay.. the usual story..........
Found a small Paganish group here and have gone t...
Jim in his wonderful daily look at the stars.. noted that the famed British Astronomer, Patrick Moore passed to the stars he will be seen in the night sky no doubt.
I grew up with his irreverant and unusual and quirky commentaries..
Here is one that I remember from when I was a kid...
One of my challenges is to find a easy and simple way to record my music.
Over the years I have tried various methods and due to the constraints of technology and of being able to pay for that technology has had mixed results.
Currently I have a laptop and a cheap audio usb adapter and a s...
Has been slowly getting back to connecting with pieces and parts of myself that I have let sit fallow for a while and are ready to reconnect to make a new motivation and expression.
For those that do not know I am Australian and have always had a connection to tribal groups and ways of thin...
So is slowly getting used to this job. Got some new shoes so hopefuly the feet and everything else wont hurt as much. As I said in a previous blog having a non mind job does have benefits in that my creativity is just wanting to come out on my days off after i get over the exhaustion.
definitely try the SEARCH function on this site... there are several interesting comments and articles on banishing.
what do you define banishing as meaning?
with many banishing rituals it is not an actual destroying of energy it is a moving of that energy or intent or purpose or situation..
make sure you look at the situation and if it is for someone other than you .. make sure you check if that is what is needful...
Quite often what is seen as illness is something that the person is working through on more than the surface level..
An example is that many traditional shamanic or tribal healers are what is called wounded healers.
without the so called illness they would never have their path or calling.
Maybe a healing ritual is more useful for illness..
There is a belief that energy and magic is eternal and merely the form changes .
In Quantum Physics it is the same..
WIth any ritual or spell working or magic working it is always suggested to define your terms, define the purpose and define what, who , where and why.
To me a banishing is a extreme and last ditch and final effort when all other efforts have failed.
TO many it seems dramatic and strong and OH wow a banishing. Traditionally a banishing is a very strong and final and defined effort.. Not one to be taken lightly.
just some foods for thought..
follow the path with heart and wisdom
Herbs are considered by many older tribal cultures in different countries to be as alive and have personalities as humans.
Most of the "neo" pagan or new age books . and cunningham is an example.. is a hodge podge and a combination of theories not necessarily practice ...
Wicca has tried to codify and make many practices similar and setting a structure by which supposedly you can get a result by just following the directions....
As you know .. even by following so called directions they do not for the most part lead tothe results expected.. take cake making.. or putting bookcases together..
Probably too old a reference for most here.. but in Caddy shack......... BEEEEE the BALLLLLL. is quite often the best advice anyone can give.
Unless you ARE what you are enacting or creating or crafting it just is not the same..
EVERYONE . has a passion or something that they just FLOW at or find easier to do than other things..
Juniper.. take a deep breath.. focus on YOU..
just SIT and pay attention to YOU and what is around you and how YOU interact..
Spirituality in the simplest form is just connecting with ALL around you with ALL of YOU..
What is your favorite herb?? go find some. and put a sprig of it on a necklace..
or just hold it and smell it and look at it and feel it. and just focus on it..
you will be suprised what happens..
as my grandma said. DONT try so hard just BE you.. and it will come to you.
NOT as quick as you would like.
however you WILL garner and gain wisdom
rather than a load of information with nowhere to go.
follow the path with heart and wisdom
Any tradition can be fluffy or NOT. Remember courses are for horses. hehehehe. Wicca is a created artificial system .. I agree with Triana.. follow the part with heart and what calls to you... Remember that responses are just that. and you need to understand the responder to really understand the responses....
There are some here who follow the Correllian tradition and they are NOT fluffy..
Anything purporting to be a school particularly of a religion or spirituality .. you do need to take with a grain of salt.
Ultimately it is YOUR decision..
My opinion is that wicca is a bit of a laugh and amusing at best. HOWEVER. I know quite a few wiccans who I respect. and although I do not agree with the tradition or path.. I respect those who choose it for the right reasons.
Info can be gathered from anywhere.. its making SENSE of it and distilling it into wisdom that is the trick..
follow the path with heart and wisdom
A place for aspiring writers and poets to share whatever they are working on or they have written.
The name mirrors my blog and is inspired by it.
Creativity is magick in itself and magick is the inpiration for creativity...and it is a precious gift, so come share it with all!
Magic dwells within the pen, the sword that cuts to the heart and bone, to show that one has been and one has been seen, never forgotten nor taken away. Power given in true light to be shared in darkness, revealing the soul as it should be.
Always on a tight budget? This group is for those of us looking for ideas and ways to stock our cabinets, create our altars, and not spend fortunes doing it,, it can be especially hard for those new to their path..so let's share tips, tricks, crafts, thrift shops, websites, any awesome ideas...that helps our wallets
This is a group for anyone with one deck or a thousand decks . Feel free to ask and answer questions about specific decks or generalized questions on cards .
Share you experiences with decks (favorite or even least favorite) . New decks , old decks or anything you want to share taro card , publisher , and author related info .
A place for pagan book lovers to collect and talk about their favorite books, ask for guidance on books or reccomend books to others. You are not limited to sharing your magical collections, you can also share more reacreational with other members (of course).
This is a group for all of us Crafty Witches. Here we can share crafts for adults and children as well as crafting tips. Post your favorite projects or request directions for projects you'd like to try.
Traditionally there are 5 senses in which we perceive our world.
However I believe that we have one dominant sense that we use that resounds over the others. ( Yes you guessed it mine is hearing). What is your MAIN sense the one that colors your world, that makes it BRIGHT, that TOUCHES your soul that TASTES like wonder or SMELLS like ambrosia.
Some of us can tightly couple a second sen
a test on a soundscape that I did a while ago to experiment with meditation states. very rough
is going to work on some drumwork again soon.
this is just intuitive soundwork to see what reactions are obtained from the different tracks.
We will have a labyrinth, workshops, vendors, ritual.
11:00am Drumming to raise energy
11:30am Opening ritual by Lavender SC from Hills and Rivers Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess
12:30pm History & use of a labyrinth by Rev. James Smith