Djinn and the Bard

Arriving in Meknes. It was our first morning in Meknes and I hadn’t even considered the Djinn. We had a crazy journey on the bus from Fes to Moulay Idris and spent a couple of nights in Dar Zerhoune, a riad that supports the donkeys. From there we took a dodgy taxi to Volubilis before taking another bus to Meknes. We learnt a lot about the sacred landscape, the spirits that dwell at each of the gateways and fully experienced Divine spirit in the holy places. Someone even told us a story about Fatima the fairy, but the Djinn...

I Want To Go To Glastonbury

Time to go Travelling. I want to go to Glastonbury. Hahaha … Yes, that is a somewhat crazed laugh. I turned 50 last year. I had plans to go travelling. This website was part of that plan, but it is sitting here waiting, like me. A wise man once said, ‘if you want to make the gods laugh, tell them your plans.’ I imagine they are having a good old jolly this year. Now we can’t even go to Glastonbury Festival this summer, as it is cancelled for the second year. If you are anything like me, you will...

Lisa on the Tor

The Last Abbot of Glastonbury

Living Mythology When people believe something about a place they behave in ways that make it come alive with the story. They act on what they believe is true and have experiences to reinforce and strengthen that truth. That is why I am so curious about sacred landscapes, the history and mythology of locations of power. In particular, living mythology, and how local stories impact on the common mindset of the locality.  Glastonbury, Somerset UK is a perfect example of living mythology. The famous Tor and St Michael’s Tower, Glastonbury Abbey, ‘The Holiest Earth in England’, once considered to...

Big Changes at The White Spring, Glastonbury

There has been a huge transformation at The White Spring in Glastonbury. We were going to keep it under wraps until we were a bit further along however, there is so much excitement among our global community. Teasing images have been found on social media to suggest that there are big changes at the White Spring. Companions and friends of the sanctuary have been getting in touch from all over the world to find out ‘What’s happening?’ Well, here’s the low-down. From www.whitespring.org “The White Spring continues to evolve as a potent sacred site in Glastonbury. Forever unfolding and...

Pantheacon 2019. It’s Time to Witch Up.

Not quite realising ‘It’s Time to Witch Up,’ I start the day with no idea how urgent it is. The conference is almost done, but not quite. The lobby fills with folk who are packing up and heading home. There are more workshops and we have been blessed with an extra night at the Doubletree fancy-ass hotel. Consequently, we will be here right up until the closing ceremony. Co-Creating an Intentional Future. Orion Foxwood’s Monday morning workshop is a popular choice, we arrive early and stand in line. While we wait, Faelan the bellydancer comes over. Excited, she introduces...

Hanfasted at pantheacon Sunday

Pantheacon Sunday

Our last full day at Pantheacon. Much of our work here is done and we begin to relax a bit more. Our only commitment today is to be at the ‘meet and greet’ that Storm Faerywolf has arranged. Pantheacon Sunday Schedule is rich with teachings and offerings. I want to get to the Llewellyn suite at some point, so that’s on the agenda for today too. Time for for fun, learning and shmoozing. Breakfast with Tiffany We ease into the day gently and have breakfast with the ever delightful Tiffany Lazic, joined by another member of The Sisterhood of...

Future Ancestors at Pantheacon

Pantheacon – Saturday is for Ancestors

It’s Saturday Morning at Pantheacon 2019. Tonight at 9pm we will be doing the ‘Ancestors of Blood and Spirit Ritual’ with RJ and Jessika so we have to remember to eat and schedule in the time to prepare. We are well rested; somehow the bed feels extra comfortable for all the effort it took to get it here. You will know all about it if you read On Having No Bed. This bed is huge, we roll over a couple of times, enjoying the space before getting up for breakfast. I silently congratulate myself on my cleverness in risking...

no bed

On Having No Bed

No Bed! After travelling from San Francisco to San Jose on public transport it is a relief to get to the Doubletree Hilton Hotel. As guests, we are to be hosted in an Honors room, the fancy ones on the 8th floor overlooking the mountains. What a treat! Especially since it’s Valentine’s day. We are hoping for a romantic evening, so the last thing we expect is having no bed! First of all, we arrive to a wonderful welcome since Tiffany Lazik is arriving at the same time. Tiffany is a long time friend who we know from the...

Pantheacon badge and ribbons

Pantheacon – Friday

Pantheacon 2019 After a bit of hoohah, on having no bed due to a mix up over rooms, we have a late start to Friday morning at Pantheacon. There is just enough time to register and collect our presenter badges from the Green Room before getting to the opening ritual. On the way, we meet Jessika, one of our co-celebrants in the Ancestor ritual, so we share excited hugs and happy noises before we head off to the opening ritual together. No Photos Before I start, a quick note about photos. It’s just not a thing at Pantheacon. There...

San Francisco Botanical Garden

At the end of our epic coastal walk, after visiting Baker Beach, we find the bus at the entrance to Golden Gate Bridge and head back to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most elaborate and diverse gardens in the world. San Francisco Botanical Garden is located in Golden Gate Park, near the corner of Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way. There are two entrances. the Main Gate near Ninth Avenue, just inside the Park, and the North Gate on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, just steps from the Japanese Tea Garden, de Young Museum, and California Academy of Sciences....

You’re Going to Die at The Lost Church.

These are the words I wake up with. You’re Going to Die at The Lost Church. Tonight, we have tickets to an open mic event. Themed, You’re going to Die.   An event hosted by Ned Buskirk at The Lost Church, a not for profit Arts venue in the Mission district. I’ve decided to risk it. To go and sign up to perform. Spoiler – if you can’t be bothered to read the pre-amble, I did it and you can see the video here. I hope I don’t die on stage. I was wide awake in the night, pondering death,...

Land’s End to Baker Beach

This is the final part of our Golden Gate Coastal Walk. From the Labyrinth at Land’s End, we climb up more than 100 steps to get back onto the path. Our next stop is Baker Beach. I guess we could have scrambled up the side we dropped down from. It’s a longer way up from the bottom to the top, so we take the stairs. Memorial for Peace A few sights can be reached by following the side trails from this point. The Legion of Honor Museum, The Holocaust Memorial and the Memorial for Peace are just moments away,...

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