Nature as Transformer

Nature as Transformer2022-03-25T17:10:17+00:00

We are part of our planet’s four Elementals, made of the substances of Earth and Water, breathing the Air, created with the sun’s Fire. The natural world constantly is transforming, often being both model and metaphor. Many explorations of this relationship are available to you here.

The Natural World, Plants & Gardening

A Gossip Meets at All Hallows

The Celtic New Year ends and begins at Samhain – All Hallows. Join the Gossip at a Soul’s Harvest high tea celebration. Recognize that Samhain is more than a date on the literal world’s calendar; we walk there in the Temenos, the liminal world, with our companions at the end and beginning of another cycle of time.

Still Room Book

Still Room Book

The Still Room Book tells the stories of three generations of people in the 1600s whose lives center around Dunnestoke Manor – its fields, gardens, and in particular, the still room. Play the Still Room Book interview (KGNU) online or download an MP3 recording of the show. If you link to that page or the recording, we ask that you please give attribution.


“Nightgardening,” published in the Herbarist (2019) is a short essay of how I continued to garden in spite of very lengthy work days, and what I learned from the garden at night.

The Herbarist

I Was Blind And Now I See: Healing through the Numinous

Originally written for a St. Louis Jung Society contest on “Healing through the Numinous”, this essay explores how healing for self and planet occurs when we learn to see and then interact with other, non-human planetary beings.

Las Canciones

In Costa Rica we offer a learning experience for people who are interested in learning about a much more wild environment, dark sky, birds, butterflies, insect. Preparatory reading for this class includes I was Blind But Now I See: Healing through the Numinous. Contact me if you are interested in learning more.

Colorado Shakespeare Gardens

I was Project lead and author for the CSG’s self-guided Audio-Visual Tour, partially narrated by my husband, Chuck Wilcox, as Will Shakespeare. The tour gives around three hours of information about Shakespeare, his time, and his knowledge and use of plants. 

Denver Botanic Gardens

At Denver’s very fine Botanic Gardens, I volunteer, along with hundreds of other people. Curator Panayoti Kelaidis gives a tour of his personal garden, reflective of his collections at the DBG. At around 14 minutes he tells us how being a gardener is about transformation.


  • Chris HoffmanThe Hoop and Tree: A Compass for Finding Deeper Relationship with All Life 


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