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A baby doctorate takes its first steps

“Yogic-animist ritual: witnessing emergent embodiment” Theo Wildcroft I promised a fortnight ago to share an edited state of play of my doctoral research project. Hold onto your hats. This one has no kitty photos. Warning: the following text has been written in academic language. Some concepts need to be expressed precisely to be clearly understood. I hope there are enough… Read more →

Sailing on Exciting Seas

(In which our heroine begins A PhD, nearly drowns in journals, fights the dread DataLoss monster and discovers many new allies…) I’m just one month into my doctoral research project, and things are going well so far. It is a whole other level of academic work, even compared to a masters’ dissertation, but my supervisors are keeping me calm and… Read more →

Braid – a scarf pattern

A little while ago I shared a knitting pattern here (and on Ravelry). That one was a little something fun and easy, called ‘Wavelet on the Bias‘.  What has been really lovely is the number of knitting friends who have waved their own versions of the happy little shawl at me when I’ve popped round. It’s been made in all… Read more →

Summer’s End

They say that those who do not know their history are bound to repeat it. I say bring it on. Time is not an arrow or an unfolding road, ever relentless, ever marching onwards. Time soars in loops and spirals and endless waves, like the true, delighted flight of crows on the wind. Time, like history, needs the subtle patterning… Read more →

Life Lived Wide

We are all so many people. So many hidden stories. Such large lives lived behind the quiet of the everyday. Daily we ask each other: ‘how are you?’ and everyone just accepts that there is never time for a true answer. How am I today? …today I was up a little late, and ran fierce through my daily practice, running… Read more →

Positive thinking

Any system of thought has its traps for the unwary. The biggest one of all is the safe and superior knowledge of how everyone else is going wrong, without turning that critical awareness inwards. Absolute truth and simple answers are as prayers from human hearts weary of the random cruelty and infinite complexity of life. We live on a ball… Read more →

Other Voices

Pulled between the high energy of summer, just a week from the solstice; and yet also slipping into the deep cool darkness of my first bleeding day, today I feel stretched thin, worn and delicate as an old shawl. My breath is long, slow, and filled with silences. So, today, I have three other voices for you – three voices… Read more →

Sanctuaries

To commit to a modern pagan practice in Britain is to plant one’s feet firmly in this world. By this, I don’t just mean the natural, idyllic, unspoilt world of our hopes and legends, but in the human, social world as well. This will sound strange if you are aware how many social misfits, outcasts and outsiders of one kind… Read more →