Fruits of the Potager

by Patricia Damery Meditation at First Light Planting Potatoes Planting potatoes: eyes underground, faint sprouts white on six inches of compost, straw on top, then more compost. Water. Then the prayer of wait. Fruits of the Potager Jimalee has the potage garden planting-and-harvesting schedule pinned to her refrigerator door, the schedule that tells you what… Read more »

Snakes and ” The Light of Nature”

Snakes and ” The Light of Nature” Where we live in northern California, late March into April is the time large gopher snakes come out of hibernation. This year, with the cold, wet spring, they are late. We have yet to find them laying in the sun in the gravel or in the mowed grass… Read more »

Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal

Fisher King Press is pleased to announce the publication of Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal Snakes, a novel  by Patricia Damery Go West Young Lady! Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal . . . Patricia Damery weaves a seductive tale… Read more »

On Materialism

By Patricia Damery Meditation at First Light Storm Concert Rain gutter   chimney pan pipes  of the Storm Beings    concert of the Dead      what Spirit sings? On Materialism After my parents died, my sisters, brother, and I had the dreaded task of cleaning out their 120 year old farmhouse. We knew this time would come,… Read more »

A Soul’s Song

Photo Courtesy of Melissa McLaughlin Article by Patricia Damery Meditation at First Light You Take My Breath Away You take my breath away, Valley Oaks! Centenarians gracefully firm in the fog of the grand meadow. A Soul’s Song A hawk cries, hunting in the forest and patchy clearings surrounding the remote house my writing coterie… Read more »

Soul Food & Farming Soul

Reserve your place at the table for  Soul Food and Farming Soul PATRICIA DAMERY, Jungian analyst, Biodynamic farmer and author of Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation, will discuss the soul wound of a land based people losing their land and right livelihood and will share some of her own return journey to land and… Read more »

On Violence and a Holy Tree

Holy Thorn, Glastonbury, England Photo by Patricia Damery On Violence and a Holy Tree   by Patricia Damery In October 2010 my husband Donald and I visited Glastonbury, England, and the legendary Holy Thorn tree on Wearyall Hill. The thorn tree has always been sacred in the British Isles, the hawthorn associated with May and… Read more »

Manitou

Article by Patricia Damery and Photo Art by Bill Fulton Meditation at First Light Finally Fire flares and the stove clucks. Too much worry. But the day warms even in the dark. Manitou In my late 20’s I had one of the more important dreams of my life. I dreamed of war and devastation, and… Read more »

Abundant Life: A Christmas Story

  Abundant Life: A Christmas Story This is another reprint of my favorite personal Christmas stories, those stories that remain in my heart this season. My departure from organized religion began when I realized “eternal life” was “abundant life”— spiritually abundant. At the moment of epiphany I was sitting on the stage near the altar of… Read more »