Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Migrating my blog to my website

I've decided to tidy up my online presence a bit. With that in mind, I'm moving my blog from its longtime location here on Blogspot to my website. I'll be leaving the Blogspot site up - for a while at least - while reblogging some favorite old posts onto the website, as a way of making them more easily accessible. If you have any particular posts you'd like me to migrate over, please let me know. As always, I'll announce Minoan Path blog posts on my personal blog as well, for those who prefer to keep up with only one blog.

Time for new adventures...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Big Ritual for Solitaries

That title sounds contradictory, doesn't it? But I know many of you are in the position of practicing as a solitary. I've spent my fair share of time like that. And you know what? It doesn't mean you have to forgo 'big ritual.' Honest.

Have a look at this post I've written for the Minoan Path Blog:

Big Ritual for Solitaries

It details a technique you can use to enjoy 'big ritual' even if you're by yourself. No, I'm not kidding. Try it out and let me know what you think. I've used it for years and it works well for me.

In the name of the bee
And of the butterfly
And of the breeze, amen!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Review: Following the Deer Trods

Today I'm reviewing another great book by Elen Sentier  - you can check out my earlier review of Elen of the Ways as well. Today's review is of the follow-up book titled Following the Deer Trods. Both books are part of the Shaman Pathways series by Moon Books, the lovely people who were so kind as to let me publish Ariadne's Thread.

This is the best kind of sequel: Following the Deer Trods picks up where Elen of the Ways leaves off, giving the reader more information about this fascinating spiritual path. While Elen of the Ways introduces the major concepts of native British shamanism, Following the Deer Trods provides an in-depth set of practical exercises that guide the reader along the way to learning how to practice this tradition on a daily basis. Like the other Shaman Pathways titles, the book isn't terribly long but it is meaty, full of information and instructions that you can really use. The descriptions of the worlds and directions are particularly interesting since they differ from many other, more familiar traditions.

Ms. Sentier is honest when she warns the reader that they will have to work hard in order to learn these methods. Shamanism has never been an easy path; it requires an open mind and the ability to value life as a whole over one's own ego. But if you're willing to put in the work, Following the Deer Trods offers a worthwhile path for anyone interested in British shamanism, no matter where you may live.