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Into the Wildwood

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 Everything is difficult in a global pandemic never mind being separated from home by the Atlantic ocean. 

There are days when I'm not quite here and yet I'm not quite there. Everything seems upside down - life feels fractured. Yet, if I were to examine each shard I know it is holographic, containing the whole story,  maintain the connection.  My bones were formed of from the same minerals found in the very bedrock of the land. My body holds much memory of my ancestors. The rain that falls on the Ben and flows into the Loch is the same water in my cells. The whispering of my ancestors sings in my blood.

 I keep myself sane with the silent communication of ritual. Switching off my chattering head and letting my hands take over. These little sacred sites are portals to the Otherworld - a connection to the ancients. A walk into the Wildwood. 

Birth, death, renewal...











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Jude Lally is a forager of stories. You’ll find her out wandering the hills around Loch Lomond, reading the signs that guide her to stories in the land.

As a Cultural Activist, she draws upon the inspiration from old traditions to meet current needs.
She uses keening as a grief ritual, a cathartic ritual to express anger, fear, and despair for all that is unfolding within the great unraveling.
As a doll maker, she views this practice as one that stretches back to the first dolls which may have been fashioned from bones and stones and ancient stone figurines such as the Woman of Willendorf. She uses dolls as a way of holding and exploring our own story, and relationship to the land as well as ancestral figures.

She gained her MSc Masters Degree in Human Ecology at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) and lives on the West Coast of Scotland on the banks of the River Clyde, near Loch Lomond. She is currently writing her first book, Path of the Ancestral Mothers.



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