Here are some blogs and websites I like. It’s not a complete list. But it’s a start.
The first is called New Moon Journal and it is written by Michele Bailey-Lessirard, a life coach, collage artist, and “shamanic astrologer.” On the opening page of her site, you’ll find a little slide show of her amazing, healing artwork (which she encourages you to do alongside her). As a longtime lover of the work of Joseph Cornell and Kurt Schwitters, I too believe that arranging collage images on paper is “spirit” work. Intuition reigns supreme as you connect with what feels aligned and right, and you’ll learn ways to connect with your shadow, as well as your most divine self. So visit Michele, “a student of symbols and feminine mysteries,” try some collage work, and start following the moon as closely as she does. Her blog is excellent.
Another “symbolist” and student of calendars is the ever-fruitful, gorgeous font of wisdom Waverly Fitzgerald, creator of SchooloftheSeasons.com. Unique is the right word. I feel I couldn’t have written this blog without her. Visit her site to strengthen your connection to religious/spiritual holidays and the organizing principal of ritual. Waverly also blogs about flowers. And passion. And love.
Then there’s Caroline Casey’s site The Coyote News Network. Man, watch out! As we edge into a political year, it will be impossible for Caroline not to froth! She’s a divinely-connected female John Stewart–she’s also the beloved sister of novelist John Casey, a writer I knew at the University of Virginia. Caroline, who I met through my pal Shelley Ackerman, has a “Visionary Activist” radio show that’s unlike anything else you’ll hear. Fun, passionate, fired-up! I think you’ll want to check in with her periodically.
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