Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest

Samhain Reflections on Transition

One thing I have loved about the Pacific Northwest since moving here as a child is just how markedly observable the seasonal changes are up here. While I’m sure I just didn’t take the time when I was young to notice the smaller seasonal changes that occur in my southern California birthplace, I love how […]

Make Peace with the Trees and the Toads

It starts to dawn on us that behind the curtain, at the heart of the Emerald City, sits … something responsible for what Marx, writing not so long before Conrad, cast as the ‘everlasting uncertainty and anguish’ of the ‘bourgeois epoch’; a time in which ‘all that is solid melts into air, all that is […]

Julbock & the Sacred Goat

The Sacred Goat is an important part of my spirituality, and throughout the world and throughout time has represented life, death, ecstasy, eroticism, secret knowledge, abundance, and darkness. So too does the Julbock.