“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”—Albert Einstein

All the stories, including your own, are on the Hero/ine’s Wheel. Stories are gifts from our ancestors so you might know where you are, and what you should do. Dreams are also a Gate In to your transformation story.

  • Closed Will Return

The Return

Once past the Gate Out, the Return requires looking both backwards and forwards. Returning requires making both reparations and openings. What are they? How [...]

The Return2022-01-14T17:54:07+00:00
  • Japanese Garden

The Gate Out

When the journey maker is ready, the Gate Out begins to take shape. Something shifts and a threshold appears. When it’s time to leave [...]

The Gate Out2021-12-16T19:51:37+00:00
  • Slow Down

Taking A Ritual Journey: Road of Trials Part 2

Survived the Nigredo? Out on a branch with your wings drying? Wondering where, after all that, is the Gate Out? What, there is a [...]

Taking A Ritual Journey: Road of Trials Part 22021-10-30T23:32:40+00:00

Exploring Nigredo in Madeline Miller’s Circe

This year I’ve been using Madeline Miller’s brilliant book Circe to illustrate the Nigredo because the main character goes through multiple transformations in the [...]

Exploring Nigredo in Madeline Miller’s Circe2021-10-30T23:34:30+00:00
  • Photo Credit, Jeremy Thomas, a black silhouette of person looking at gyre of stars

Nigredo: Cocoon of Transformation

Here we are at the transformation point, the Nigredo, 180º from Home in the circuit, mid-way through the Ritual Journey of the Road of Trials. [...]

Nigredo: Cocoon of Transformation2021-09-21T22:56:11+00:00
  • Archetype

A Ritual Journey: Road of Trials Part 1

In the Hero/Heroine’s Journey series we are at the first half of the Road of Trials. It’s a Ritual Journey, and traveled often with [...]

A Ritual Journey: Road of Trials Part 12021-09-20T15:26:29+00:00
  • Iona Bog

Temenos: Holy Sanctuary for Transformation

On the Hero/Heroine’s Journey, the Temenos stretches from the Gate In, through the Nigredo’s transformation cocoon, to the Gate Out. Once inside, we feel [...]

Temenos: Holy Sanctuary for Transformation2021-09-20T15:27:09+00:00
  • Gate Keepers

Gate In and Gate Keepers = Dangers

You listened to the Call and are on the road to the Gate In to your next transformation. The first Gate In is conception, [...]

Gate In and Gate Keepers = Dangers2021-09-20T15:28:08+00:00
  • The Call, Many Paths, Journey Wheel

Exploring the Call

You are a unique being; no one else is the same person. You are a key made to unlock the doors of your life. [...]

Exploring the Call2021-04-07T03:10:59+00:00

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