Our current topic is spring as rebirth and, being an earth spiritualist, I wasn’t quite sure what to say first. Around this time of year, I reflect on the holidays as a growth of personal initiative and potential, the symbolic quickening of sprouting seeds, the re-awakened earth that can be felt, smelled, tasted, breathed. This [...]
This is a story of transcendence, the culminating point in my India pilgrimage. I had sought active goddess worship and structured my travels according to themes of beginnings, manifestation, and transcendence. I had begun in the northeast, with the spiritual source of the sacred Ganges River, and later discovered youthful, dynamic goddess experiences in the [...]
My spiritual journey in India reached its second stage: the Mother, who manifests the potential of the Maiden. The seed growing into a mature tree, the full moon marking the greatest point of lunar influence, the artist bringing forth a masterpiece – the Mother stage of the Goddess embodies fully mature creation. [I lean on [...]
As we struggle to grasp the reality of the unthinkable violence today in Newtown, CT, may we, along with whatever feelings may come, feel our hearts overflowing with love, filling our bodies and minds, expanding to touch those around us, combining with their love and reaching out with compassion towards those directly affected today. Let our [...]
The solo journey is an archetype across myths, cultures, and religious traditions. This past year, I took my own earth-spiritualist, goddess-focused, pilgrimage-journey in India. Preparation involved study, and I read Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces and found my story in its pages: the individual setting out into the unknown on a quest. My [...]
It is October, and the remaining orange, yellow, red, brown leaves flutter in the crisp air – beautiful in death, with a final fruition before departure – and some glide down to rest with the roots, joining the soil and recycling into the tree. In my earth religious tradition, the harvest season is a time [...]
To be in a state of formation as an earthy person, a nature-religious person, is to seek a dynamic balance and to reconnect with a sense of the whole. Pausing for context: I am a twenty-three year-old earth spiritualist and this is my first post, an attempt to explain the larger context of my future [...]
Bridget is an independent earth spiritualist, a humanist-feminist pursuing integration, connection, and community. Her current intellectual interests are alternative social structures, performative cultural theories, and empowering educational practices.