Spinning to Catch the Sun

Spinning to Catch the Sun

It’s been so long! I feel like I need to say, “Bless me folks, for I have sinned. It has been three months since my last blog post!” A lot has been going on as I’ve been setting up the WonderLit Studio and making a place for intimate gatherings and...
The Ferryman of Souls

The Ferryman of Souls

As we move into the winter months, the archetype of the Ferryman has been looming into view. In myths and fairy tales, the ferryman plays an important role in guiding souls from this world to the other side. What might he mean to us? In Greek myth, the ferryman went...
Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

On the brink of Canadian Thanksgiving, I thought I would step into the fairy tales to see who might give me a new way of thinking about gratitude. I soon met a young woman who had gone out into the forest to find food for her father. She had become lost, and after...
Imagining God

Imagining God

What is your image of God? This question has been with me for many years. For a long time I couldn’t access my personal image of God because the Old Testament God stood in the way. A picture of God in the sky with his bolt of lightning had rooted itself in my belief...
When Fables Sing

When Fables Sing

What exactly is a fable? By its very nature, a fable means something different to everyone. The word itself has many meanings. It can be seen as a falsehood, or a fictional story with a moral, or any mythic story that is not meant to be read literally. If you go to...
Garden of Imagination

Garden of Imagination

I’ve been following a beautiful garden path of thought as I spend time with Kathleen Raine’s books, Defending Ancient Springs and That Wondrous Pattern. In her essays she mingles with poets like William Blake, W.B. Yeats and Edwin Muir who have all experienced the...

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