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For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul,  yet when... the The Muse sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles.


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March 15, 2020

In dark hours we search for a light, something to help us gather our bearings and find our way. This morning as I lamented the darkness, The Voice told me "you are the light."  It is our turn, beloved friends, to serve as torchbearers to those who will follow.  Take ca...

December 26, 2019

Lurking somewhere between midnight and dawn is the "witching hour." Some say it lives between 3-4 am; however, my Witching Hour hovers timelessly in the murky channel betwixt yesterday and tomorrow.

As a child in my room, I'd find myself awakened by the mysterious energ...

October 21, 2019

And taste the joy of the heart and eye

In the Blessed Life of Sorcery

Arthur Edward Waite was a writer and mystic best known as a collaborator of the Rider-Waite tarot deck. His prolific works in matters of occultism and the esoteric, including Holy Grail studies, Hermet...

October 2, 2019

I'm grateful to have shared time and space with this great man, my hometown hero.  Who appears in your mind during the ten seconds he created? Don't overthink it. Just write their names down and remember how they inspired you and how you can honor them through your wor...

September 20, 2019

Thanks to the Hermetically Open Project, treasured collection of esoteric knowledge is being digitized and uploaded via Amsterdam's Ritman Library.  Many of these texts are being made available to the public for the first time.  Subject matter includes:

  • Al...

September 5, 2019

Within a matter of five minutes today, I found two factual errors in writing blogs. One stated that Bob Dylan, "were he alive today, would have good advice for writers, but his interviews will have to speak for him now."  Um...he is alive and well as of this writing....

September 5, 2019

Caspar David Friedrich was an early nineteenth century artist known for his landscapes. He became an icon of the German romantic movement at a time when art generally reflected a disdain for materialism and reached for a deeper meaning beyond the obvious. For Friedrich...

August 30, 2019

Creativity doesn't always involve the creation of an artistic masterpiece. Inspiration can come in the quiet example of a life lived gracefully and simply and manifest itself in creation for necessity or in solutions to everyday challenges.

My father in this world was a...

August 6, 2019

 Our world has lost a powerful voice. Professor Toni Morrison, 1931-2019.

July 3, 2019

Online tests and quizzes are hit or miss.  This one is a hit and nailed my creative style. Discover yours.

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