Elizabeth Creely lives in San Francisco, and has explored almost every type of environment California has to offer: coastal, riverine, grassland, desert and montane. This blog features an new essay (hopefully) every month. I like quality more than quantity, and intend to write substantive, research-based essays that reflect the best of my conversations, childhood memories, discoveries and reflections of California. What's Dinnshenchas mean, you ask? It's an old Irish narrative genre that takes its inspiration from a genre of Irish story telling that recounts the origins of place names. It concerns itself with the mythic, and California is nothing if not that.
Luke Hauser is an organizer, musician, and parajournalist in the service of the Goddess and global revolution.
SophiaDawn is a typical, and yet, not so typical farm gal, a "young" crone and grandmother. She lives in Southern Illinois, near St Louis, out in the sticks where she owns an herb, botanical and more business,"Terra Mater". She is a Reiki Master-Teacher and reads Tarot and Oracle cards. She also has her Diploma of Holistic Health Practice from the American College of Health Sciences. She writes a monthly column for a local magazine on herbs and alternative health. SophiaDawn also gardens, raises goats and other livestock. In her spare time she does all sorts of sewing and needlearts.
SophiaDawn spent a great deal of her life as a dedicated Christian but several years ago found herself on the winding path where she discovered the Feminine Divine and the way of the wise woman, embracing the magickal world around her.
It's today's best-kept secret: Your body's center, your belly, is home to your core life force. It's the site of your soul power, the source of your passion and creativity, your intuition and sense of purpose, your courage and confidence.
My greatest joy? Inspiring women to activate our body-centered soul power so that we may express ourselves all the more as the gutsy woman we are.
Michelle Simkins grew up in rural Northern Michigan, where she divided her time between reading fantasy novels and wandering the woods. It was no surprise that as an adult she found herself drawn to earth-based spirituality and energetic healing, both of which she's been exploring since 1999. She now lives, works, writes, and studies her craft in the Pacific Northwest.