Sacred, Spiritual Nature

I do not really need experts telling me that being in nature contributes to a sense of well-being - but I'm happy to see that this concept is gaining traction and press. From the age of nine or 10, I regularly ran past the placid horses in the pasture, across the brook where red-winged blackbirds … Continue reading Sacred, Spiritual Nature

The Spirit Of Natural Sanctuaries

For love of the spirit ever persisting, O Caticatona, be thou for thy servants   a powerful wave, for thy servants worship thee.  —Gaulish Goddess inscription [Markale, 120]             Celtic deities were venerated as indwelling spirits of natural sanctuaries: the waters, rocks and peaks, groves, the land itself. A multitude of names in Roman-era inscriptions … Continue reading The Spirit Of Natural Sanctuaries