Two upcoming events: Sacred Space and Fertile Ground

I will be presenting at Sacred Space conference on Saturday, March 15th, at 10am, with a short talk and then ritual to the goddess Columbia:

Centered on the goddess Columbia, a personification of the United States who lends her name to our capital district, this ritual presents her as a modern-day version of Athena. After an introduction describing her background and symbols, we will approach her in ritual and hear from five of her aspects calling us to honor the values she embodies. Participants will have the opportunity to respond to these calls by making personal commitments to Columbia for honesty, growth, empathy, groundedness, and community.

Registration for Sacred Space is discounted through Friday!

I will also be presenting multiple new workshops at Fertile Ground Gathering over the weekend of May 8-11. Register by Friday to get the early-bird discount!

Brigid ornament

I’ve had my hands full lately, between working on my dissertation and coping with some personal things. One of the things I do to relax is embroidery, and I wound up stitching the following design as a prayer to Brigid for healing:

brigid ornament

I didn’t realize until I started that the three miniature emblems around the edge are symbols of the three countries of the UK – Irish shamrock, Scottish thistle, and English rose. That’s very appropriate for Brigid given her Celtic roots.

I hope to blog about a few other things soon, including how great Fertile Ground Gathering was. For now, here’s a photo of me teaching.

lit teaching fgg 2013

Many thanks to all the organizers who work so very hard to put on a truly magical event, and to all the wonderful folks I got to work with, teach, learn from, and play with.