It is a rare thing to find novels which depict the gods. It is even more rare to find gods in the writing of non-Pagan non-fiction writers who are also Dutch. And this is exactly what I have found. Cees Nooteboom is a Dutch author whose travel literature I adore. His latest book is a […]Read more "Letters to Poseidon"
I was first made aware of Charles Fréger’s art about three months ago. And now I want to promote his latest book Wilder Mann. I want these photographs to go viral. But please, do not just visit the National Geographic website, go to his own or better yet, find a way to go to one […]Read more "Wilder Mann & book envy"
Tonight I lay down the fascinating but dense Fear: a Cultural History and start on the novel Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. The book, which focusses on Thomas Cromwell as a guide to Tudor court life, starts with a classic quote, as many good books do. I wish to share it here with you “There […]Read more "Vitruvius: place and the theatrics of life"
D stands for David Abram and why I have to buy his books. Here are some quotes taken from the article ‘Waking the Senses’ which you can find on The Alliance for Wild Ethics. In defence of sensory experience: Sensory experience, we might say, is the way our body binds its life to the other […]Read more "David Abram and the coming of spring"
All sacred circles put you “betwixt and between”, the make you feel alone but vulnerable to the eyes that watch. From where? Deep in the trees. From the sky above. From earlier ages. Stepping into any circle’s centre – whether of trees or standing stones – is to make yourself at once vulnerable to the […]Read more "Circles offer me no protection."
Since I am behind in the Pagan Blog Project, this blog post will be about two B’s: bioregional knowledge and blueberries. In 1998 Chas Clifton proposed that Pagans and all who would practice a form of nature religion, should learn where we are on the earth, and that we should use our western science as […]Read more "B stands for bioregional knowledge (and blueberries!)"