COMPLETED EVENT: Land of Enchantment Tarot Symposium in Santa Fe with Mary K. Greer and The Oracle of Initiation as a Cover Girl

Land of Enchantment Tarot Symposium Santa Fe, New Mexico October 29, 30th and 31st 2010. Attendance available in Santa Fe or Online! Local Tarot Meet-Up hosts Carrie Paris, Margaret Letzkus and Robert Hahn have organized the first tarot symposium in the southwest and you are all invited! The Land of Enchantment Tarot Symposium (L E …

COMPLETED EVENT: Tribal Transformations in Joshua Tree-Couples Painted Body Ritualistic Photography

What an incredible journey this has been. The last month in California has yielded more connections, joys, abundance, satisfaction and fulfillment than I can express with words. This maiden voyage with my Oracle of Initiation deck has shown me a depth of community making  that I have anticipated for years. Some of us feel the …

No Longer Solo-Offering the Painted Body Ritualistic Photography work to YOU

Until last June, I had done all of my Painted Body ritualistic photography alone, well alone as earth-plane humans are concerned. I had been in the cave for seven years after my husband's death, and a massive alchemical process had occurred.  The Painted Body work was a central part of this journey that brought me …

The 3rd incarnation of The Oracle of Initiation-NEW images

This is so exciting. These are some of the recent  retrievals from my catalog of 30,000 Painted Body photographs that are the images within my original divination deck, The Oracle of Initiation. http://www.OracleofInitiation.com  It is so incredible to see a project evolve, and three and a half years into it get some fresh perspective. When …

The Series aspect of the work: Sami Graffiti in The Valley of the Moon

The series aspect of the work is some of the most interesting parts of the process.  The photos above are from my Earthen Body series taken in 2007 and 2008. These particular images were taken during a break from a fantastic Sami/ Norwegian/ Norse  Shamanism workshop by Ailo Gaup through Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic …

Reclaiming The Erotic

In Audre Lorde’s seminal lecture from 1978, “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power” from the book Sister Outsider, she beautifully articulates the essential need to return to living within the broadest reaches of creativity, sensuality and intuition. This piece was crafted during the seventies when some Feminists had their own  ‘Backlash” again the …