Friday, December 23, 2016

We Can Overcome the Challenges of the Holidays, and Laugh and Love Especially. Enjoy!

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We Can Overcome the Challenges of the Holidays, and Laugh and Love Especially. Enjoy!

The holidays! We have to handle the challenges of short days, of having relatives and friends either in our faces, or being unavailable. We may feel the pressure of fixing presents, fancy meals, and end up exhausted. ... read more

By Michael Peter Langevin

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Winter Solstice - and a Small Sun Pot

Happy Winter Solstice! May it be sweet and easy. We transform as the year is transforming. We change as the year is changing.

There is always ceremony, always small things we can do to help the unfolding of new chapters. Around Winter Solstice I draw year runes, make collages, choose colors to brighten up the incoming year. Through Winter Solstices over the years I have trampled spirals in the snow, hung year-amulets in trees, done ceremony by myself, with a friend or a group, lit fires, torches and candles. Whatever feels right in the moment is the right thing to do.

Whatever my ceremony for the year, I always want to do something extra for the Sun: sunbread, sun symbols, small, glittery things hanging in windows - catching the light. This year I also did a Sun-pot. 

Such a sweet thing to be inspired by the big powers, and do small, simple creations. As you can see - you hardly have to be an artist to do so. All it takes is some acrylic paint, some gold ornaments from the free-shelf, and a certain freeing lack of self-critisism. Here is this year's Winter Solstice special Sun symbol: old pot to a new pot, from a-little-worn-pot to a bright symbol of the new Sun.

May She Come Back Safely to All of Us

Photographs by Sofia Karin Axelsson

Sunday, December 18, 2016

of Tyr: Sky god. Wolf. Spiritual warrior. Courage. Stand your truth.
Sacrifice that which seems so important, and find a new stance.

Illustration by Sofia Karin Axelsson

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rune of Water, Rune of Lake

Rune of water, rune of lake

dribbling, trickling, drip-drop-drake 

Ebb and flow

 Vast ocean
high and low

Riches deep below

Ran - fearsome, cruel
Sensual queen of blue

Underwater circus, subconscious themes, 

ebb and flow, ebb and flow

Slow rythmic patterns
I surrender, drag me under
let me twirl 
and twirl
and twirl

together with the Naiades.

Illustration and photograph two and three by Sofia Karin Axelsson