EVENT: Santos & Signs: Holy Intermediaries for Sacred Journeys Online Workshop

The two new Santos and Signs—Holy Intermediaries for Sacred Journeys divination decks are modern prayer cards for all your pilgrimages of the soul. Whether your quests are within or without, these portable icons offer divine guidance for all of your voyages between the worlds. This new online course is a perfect introduction to working with the decks …

Ansel Adams’ Most Famous Photograph: Moonrise over Hernandez Today

A couple of years ago, I was fortunate to attend a tour through the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum with a geologist who took us to many of the locations that she painted in Abiquiu, NM. On the bus ride towards her holy land, the geologist mentioned that Ansel Adams had taken his most famous photograph, Moonrise …

Mother Mary Cemented In: New Mexico Cemeteries Part 3

How does it get any better than this, brilliant beaming New Mexico skies, ravens chattering away, and the absolute perfection of the imperfection in the Ojo Caliente cemetery? This is my third blog post on New Mexico cemeteries, and there were a few new finds today, including multiple Mother Mary forms cemented into the hand-made headstones …

Mary and Jesus Made My Day: More New Mexico Cemeteries

Continuing the adventure joy of the last post here on Traveling Tintypes, Cosmic Caves, and Barefoot in the Bosque this was a single day filled with northern New Mexico's gloriously gaudy Catholic cemetery culture. And I say gaudy with great respect. The ability to layer different colors and textures in an explosive, wild, devotional manner is …

Traveling Tintypes, Cosmic Caves, and Barefoot in the Bosque-Oh New Mexico

New Mexico is a very intense place. The temperature can shift fifty degrees in one day and you can experience blinding hailstorms one moment and sunshine the next. The land is wild and gorgeous and fierce mirroring the people who live here. There is as much beauty as there is cultural devastation. Violence, poverty, and …

The Oracle of Initiation deck is 8 years old today!

The Oracle of Initiation divination deck is 8 years old today! Since its first physical incarnation 5 years ago, it has been offering experienced guidance in claiming the beauty available in spiritual transformation to a loyal group of fans. The ancient cross-cultural guardians that emerged for the Painted Body images when I wrote the companion book …

14 Fantastico Highlights in images from 2013 to usher in the New Year

Wow was 2013 a wildly creative year. Here is just a sampling of many unpublished photos from my artistic adventures, iPhone in hand with my Hipstamatic lenses and films leading the way.  And keep your eyes open for the modern myths of DreamTime Playhaus to enchant and surprise in the coming year. If there was …

The Story Catcher’s Journey-Why it is essential that we create new templates

The stories we tell create our reality. The myths, dreams, and visions that we carry shape our future. In times gone past we had dedicated roles for our myth makers and cultural critiquers; they were the Celtic Bards, the African Griots, the ones who helped us navigate being human. They told the stories that explained …

Off to my BELOVED Abiquiu with Peter Dawkin’s Pilgrimage Skills Workshop

I am off  to a very promising workshop from the sacred architecture and geomancer Peter Dawkins. We will be doing this sacred work on my own beloved soil in Abiquiu, NM. The write-up  says  "Pilgrimage is and act of love or devotion which can help heal, nourish, uplift and enlighten not just individuals and places …