A Study On Liminal Spaces

A Study on Liminal Spaces Selene Blackwell Historical Significance Liminal comes from the latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold” which was first used in a written context by Van Gennep (Les Rites de Passage, 1906). Van Gennep, 1906, discussed liminal moments, periods and epochs as having a tripartite structure which is what creates this space. Immediately,…

An Essay on the Sacred Circles of Druidry

An Essay on the Sacred Circles of Druidry Authors: Basil Greywood, Selene Blackwell, Elm Dealandé OBOD – Bardic Grade Throughout the history of the world and within all religions, both eastern and western, the idea of sacred circles is integral. Within Druidry the sacred circle is a prominent representation of the cosmos itself, mirrored within…

A Devotional Poem

So long in winter I have been Buried deep beneath earth’s skin And now at last I grow again Finding souls, to my own akin While covered low in earthen soil My soul did grow amidst turmoil And when Summer’s sun did boil I woke to such great spoils Once an acorn I began to…

Genius Loci

What is it? What does it mean? It can be translated as “spirit of place” and throughout history different cultures have perceived and connected to it in differing ways. Pronounced (Gene-ee-us  Low-psy) Every place, be it a park,a forest, a busy city street or your home has it’s own Genius Loci. But what really is it?…

Go Ask The Trees

You come to me On bended knee Begging, crying “Michael, please!” What question sleeps Beneath your whining Ask me, ask me please “What of my career, What’s your insight?” I smile and nod Go ask the trees Ask the waters Whisper to the flames Ask the earth What’s in your bones Listen to the winds…