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alisonleighlilly.com • peace, poesis & wild holy earth
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"Reach up with your remembering. Reach up with your longing. Reach up with your making and your singing strength into the storm...."

http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2017/writersresist-bring-the-fire-down/

#writersresist #writeourdemocracy #peace #love #art

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Connections between the Irish god Manannan mac Lir and the "Creepy Clown Epidemic"?

The creepy clown scare has mythic and spiritual meaning that traces back all the way to the gods of the ancient Celts.

Read more - http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2016/can-clowns-save-our-souls/

#clowns #spirituality #paganism #polytheism
Can Clowns Save Our Souls?
"He was nobody in particular, yet everybody all at once."

"The clown resembles a ghostly apparition from the spirit world, paradoxically seeking with grinning death-mask to renew life and revive our slumping spirits," writes professor of religion Conrad Hyers in his book, The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World.

Everywhere we find them, clowns are walking contradictions, polarities set in dialectical motion so that we may (re)discover our own wholeness. They are psychopomps, leading us through fragmentation towards resolution and the redemption of a richer life.

So might it be that the Creepy Clown Epidemic of 2016 is trying to tell us something... about ourselves?

Read more - http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2016/can-clowns-save-our-souls/

#clowns #spirituality #paganism #polytheism

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Can Clowns Save Our Souls?
"He was nobody in particular, yet everybody all at once."

"The clown resembles a ghostly apparition from the spirit world, paradoxically seeking with grinning death-mask to renew life and revive our slumping spirits," writes professor of religion Conrad Hyers in his book, The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World.

Everywhere we find them, clowns are walking contradictions, polarities set in dialectical motion so that we may (re)discover our own wholeness. They are psychopomps, leading us through fragmentation towards resolution and the redemption of a richer life.

So might it be that the Creepy Clown Epidemic of 2016 is trying to tell us something... about ourselves?

Read more - http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2016/can-clowns-save-our-souls/

#clowns #spirituality #paganism #polytheism

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Why Clowns Are Creepy: how our uncertainty in the face of otherness leads to violence
Why Clowns Are Creepy: how our uncertainty in the face of otherness leads to violence

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Why Clowns Are Creepy: how our uncertainty in the face of otherness leads to violence

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Soul Writing: Finding Balance in Group Spiritual Practice

Group practice is different, much more like praying together. Or sitting together in meditation. Being present to each other in-process, witness to the very act of discovery and composition, soul-deep in the chaotic waters of creativity. This is writing as a spiritual practice — a kind of sacred deep listening, what Karen Hering calls in her book Writing to Wake the Soul, "contemplative correspondence."

Read more - http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2016/soul-writing-finding-balance-in-group-spiritual-practice/

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Soul Writing: Finding Balance in Group Spiritual Practice

Group practice is different, much more like praying together. Or sitting together in meditation. Being present to each other in-process, witness to the very act of discovery and composition, soul-deep in the chaotic waters of creativity. This is writing as a spiritual practice — a kind of sacred deep listening, what Karen Hering calls in her book Writing to Wake the Soul, "contemplative correspondence."

Read more - http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2016/soul-writing-finding-balance-in-group-spiritual-practice/

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"Magic opens us up to relationship. To reverence... Magic isn't something you DO. It's enchantment, a state of mind."
Participating in Enchantment: Redefining Magic

Magic is not something you <i>do</i>. Magic is participatory consciousness: a consciousness of <i>enchantment</i>.

By placing participation at the heart of our magical work, we no longer relegate magic to the realm of anti-religious power-mongering and manipulation. Instead, magic opens us up to relationship. To reverence. To an engagement with an enchanted world that plays a vital role in an earth-centered spirituality that seeks the sacred in the natural forces and landscapes in which we live our everyday lives.

Read more -- http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2016/participating-in-enchantment-redefining-magic/

#magic #paganism #druidry  

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Participating in Enchantment: Redefining Magic

Magic is not something you do. Magic is participatory consciousness: a consciousness of enchantment.

By placing participation at the heart of our magical work, we no longer relegate magic to the realm of anti-religious power-mongering and manipulation. Instead, magic opens us up to relationship. To reverence. To an engagement with an enchanted world that plays a vital role in an earth-centered spirituality that seeks the sacred in the natural forces and landscapes in which we live our everyday lives.

Read more -- http://alisonleighlilly.com/blog/2016/participating-in-enchantment-redefining-magic/

#magic #paganism #druidry  

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