In Old Norse, galdr originally meant “incantation”. Join me for an evening of Norse magic, creating oral runic spells in community. My space can accommodate 10 people. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space at the event. Recommended donation: $5 – $10 per person… Read More
Starting in January, I will be doing rune readings at Journeys of Life in Shadyside – you can call 412.681.8755 or email to schedule a reading. I will also be doing a forum discussion on runes at the store on January 13 – more details… Read More
I describe one of my favorite runes, Othala, as being all the things that come up when one thinks of their home – it is a rune embodying the gifts of the ancestors, the immovable wealth that is our land, our inheritance, our history, and… Read More
Ehwaz/The Horse by Amoret BriarRose I approach her slowly, bit of apple in my hand, hoping to coax her? Befriend her? I’m not sure either is truly possible. I know in my heart: she is a wild thing though the path near the fence is… Read More
by Amoret BriarRose
They say that a bridge is no country
and thus I wonder, when I reach out,
extend toward another, do I then
lose sovereignty to gain connection,
risk self to touch other…
or do we blend together, boundaries
wavering as watercolors, soaking up
the pigment of what we become
I am ready to meet the autumn,
picked for a twilight brew
ready to know the tastes
so bitter on Her tongue.
Not all mothers birth.
See and know:
Silence will not protect you from need.
Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be. ~Clementine Padford
A Spine For All Seasons
by Amoret BriarRose
And if your spine was a sword, what then?
Could it bear the weight of all seasons,
cutting when necessary
blessing when necessary
knowing hearts are both stones and feathers?
We Are the Ones by Amoret BriarRose Don’t despair! We are indeed made for these times, born for this dying empire breathing tired air and drinking troubled waters, rising from so many fires, exactly what is needed. Image: Need and Joy by Amoret