Grief and Gratitude – A Midwinter Ritual

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There’s an old story that has been holding me through the last months of this ragged year:  a story of the Cailleach, otherwise known as the Hag, the Ancient One, Old Woman Herself.  It’s a story I learnt from the exceptional storyteller Tracy Chipman, but it feels like one I’ve always known in my bones.  If you’d like to get … Read More

Singing the Great Mother

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Imagine climbing into the lap of a great mother, a soft, powerful, being who loves you through and through.  She cradles you in her arms.  She whispers to you that all is well, and in some unfathomable way, despite everything, you know this to be true. I don’t find this too hard to imagine because my mum was good at … Read More