white darkness

the snow slid slick under spinning tires. the rubber running over ground, stretching out the miles in her mind’s eye. he had asked her, ‘do you know what falling is like?” ‘falling amidst dark stars?” she only laughed. he was a poet, an illusion dreamt in half-waking, while the white season waited. Venus faded in …

More

white darkness

the snow slid slick under spinning tires. the rubber running over ground, stretching out the miles in her mind’s eye. he had asked her, ‘do you know what falling is like?” ‘falling amidst dark stars?” she only laughed. he was a poet, an illusion dreamt in half-waking, while the white season waited. Venus faded in …

More

Hopelessness and Crazy Wisdom

We recently held a philosophy tea in Puna, to discuss the very noble, yet almost ridiculous question, “What is the meaning of Life?”  In the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, that answer is simply, 42.  As a friend on Facebook commented, ‘Trying to find the meaning of life is like trying to find the meaning …

More

Happy Winter Solstice

The eclipse passed us by last night with only darker clouds to witness the moon changes under the heavy rains of Puna.  The dawn brings more clouds, the iron woods and coconuts, mango and avocado trees brilliant greens against the gray morning.  Unlike past years, for me this Winter Solstice will be spent in quieter …

More

Within and Without

As the darkness extends her soft warm hands across the nights, I feel I am moving more deeply into the surreal landscape of dreams.  Sometimes, when I awake, it is clear to me that this world feels more like a dream than my dream experiences of the passing night: experiences that dance between pre-cognition, astral …

More

Rubybleu Puja

I. Venus has returned in early morning sky. we called it your star, Ruby’s star. it shimmers over dark November stones, as i stumble remembering, remembering, remembering… II. her brilliant beginning: soft, red skin, misty eyes wide open Birth: the smell of blood and salt in dark night. wonder saturated the air, heavy as smoke, …

More

Queen of Dreams

This Halloween I was the Queen of Dreams.  I created a headpiece from galvanized steel and a variety of objects that are floating around my house including small dreamcatchers which I trained women in India to make; finger puppets; ribbons and pipe cleaners; sparkling circles; beads and velvet.  These giant horns, which are really like …

More

Puna Meditation Circle

“Finding the Natural Freedom of the Mind” Weekly Meditation Wednesdays 5 pm – 6 pm  Join us for meditation practice in a welcoming and informal setting. We aim to provide  a place where anyone, whether completely new to meditation or a practitioner of any spiritual tradition, will feel comfortable.Our sessions will begin with an invitation …

More