5 big Lies and 5 Beautiful Memories About Prayer

2024 a year of sacred memory, dreaming dragons, and original prayer Week 8–in which a Full Moon illuminates all the lies we’ve been told about prayer  Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, As you read this, we are immersed in the third and final day of a powerful Virgo Full Moon. Full Moons…

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Origina leads the way to 3 radical new prayer experiences

2024 a year of sacred memory, dreaming dragons, and original prayer Week 5–in which Origina creates 3 radical new prayer experiences Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, I’m writing this Notes from the Field late on Saturday after introducing the first ever death ceremony, “The Labyrinth Carries Us Home,” with early registrants for ART 3. It…

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Two astonishing things your body knows about prayer

2024 a year of sacred memory, dreaming dragons, and original prayer Week 4–in which we discover two astonishing things our bodies know about prayer (but we were never told) Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, I’ve been carrying the call to be a prayer artist for six years. From the moment I heard those words,…

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Where are you on the map?

2024 a year of sacred memory, dreaming dragons, and original prayer Week 3–in which we find our spot on the ancient map of the safe path through chaos Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Chaos is afoot. That’s clear from even a cursory glance at global events. And it’s even clearer when you check in…

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What is your Astonishment?

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 37–in which we wake up to astonishment Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Last Sunday, I shared a powerful paragraph from Annie Dillard in The Writing Life that has been my primary teacher. (Here it is, if you missed it.) She, along with Ray Bradbury,…

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What is Safety? What does it mean to be Safe?

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 35–in which we ponder what it means to be safe Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, It’s been quite the week! A hurricane, Idalia, came for a visit. As I said last Sunday, I’ve experienced a few hurricanes in my 4 decades in Florida,…

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A Prayer from the Fire

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 32–in which the fire reminds us how to pray Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, I had all kinds of beautiful ideas for today’s newsletter. I wanted to talk about finding your Heart’s Desire, the one thing that just keeps getting richer and…

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Why crossing the threshold between worlds matters

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 31–in which we ponder why the ability to cross the threshold between worlds matters Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, This Notes from the Field will be short because I’ve been totally immersed in preparing the Opening Ceremony for the 2nd labyrinth walk in…

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How witches heal the wasteland

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 30–in which the ancient labyrinth starts whispering clues to the pre-patriarchal past Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, When the word witch arrives, things change. I don’t know anyone who has welcomed that word, even reluctantly, who has not experienced alchemical shifts in their life. Their…

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Creativity isn’t what–or where–you think it is

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 28–in which we ponder the where and the how of a magical creative life Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, When we think about creativity, we invariably get it all wrong. We look at creative people—be they writers, artists, musicians—and think they’re special.…

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Friday was a wild eclipse, wasn’t it

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 18–in which the dragon in our natal charts makes a Beltane eclipse appearance Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, I had big plans for today’s Notes from the Field. Big news to share. The Field is bursting with new life, just as spring always…

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Demolition reveals a witch story!

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 17–in which bathroom demolition reveals quite the witch story Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, In that first year of Covid and quarantine, I, like everyone, couldn’t miss the inequities of life in this country. Some people, largely of European extraction, found ways…

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Learning to see

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 13–in which we decide it’s time to learn to see Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Since the beginning of this sacred seven year, I’ve found myself tumbling head over heels in love with a surprising and luscious discovery about the mystical life.…

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Today is Day 1

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 12–in which we begin, because it’s DAY ONE in a cosmic window of 77 days. Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, This week is so full of magic and possibility, that I sent a special edition of Notes from the Field on Thursday…

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A very special Notes from the Field on a very special day

2023 the year we learn to listen to life March 23–the wildest day in the wildest week in the wildest month of the wildest decade Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Our Lady, Queen of Magicians kept me up half the night with three pages of notes for today’s rare special edition newsletter.…

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The Queen of Magicians sent you a letter

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 11–in which The Queen of Magicians sends a letter! Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate and though I oft have passed them by a day will come at last when I shall take the hidden paths that run…

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Who is that Raven at the door?

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 9–in which Raven squawks at our door and we hear him say something vaguely familiar Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, I thought last week was the height of magic. NOTE: If you missed that Notes from the Field, you might like to…

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Your body has 5 brilliant intuitive senses

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 8–in which we go to bed one person, wake another, and are thrilled!  Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Five years ago, this past Thursday, I went to bed knowing who I was (or rather thinking I knew who I was) and woke at 4am…

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