INNER FESTIVAL – The Tide of St John

Inner Festivals ask us, not to recall a great event in the evolution of human consciousness, but to imagine living the event in our own soul and evolving our own consciousness. WHAT IS AN INNER TIDE? In Christian (and Pagan) calendar, tide relates to an defined period of time in the cycle of the year…

Contemplating Paternity on Father’s Day

  I am using paternity instead of fatherhood because, for me, paternity has a distance living in it.  It’s not a cuddly word smelling of aftershave. It doesn’t make me think of being tucked into bed or watching the Thanksgiving turkey being carved. I don’t get sentimental over paternity. I get sober and mature and…

Earth Parenting – It’s Only Natural

THE SEASON OF PARENTAL MYSTERIES In my studies and research of the cycle of the inner year I have recognized the role of Sacred Days, Feasts or Festivals – a single day when we celebrate an event every year. and Sacred Seasons – a period of many days, even weeks, when we devote attention, deepen…