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 »

MOSES Organic Farming Conference & Farming Soul

MOSES Organic Farming Conference & Farming Soul   For those in the area Feb 24-26, 2011, be sure to visit the: MOSES Organic Farming Conference February 24th-26th, 2011 at the La Crosse Center in Downtown La Crosse, WI 300 Harborview Plaza – (300 South 2nd Street) Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation will be on… 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 »

Goats and Grief

Article by Patricia Damery Photo art by Bill Fulton Meditation at First Light November 23 Ah, Sophia. She didn’t grow her winter coat. Nothing we could do. Goats and Grief  Our veterinary told us that goats grieve deeply after we lost four within a few months. First there was Natalie, 14 1/2 years, old by… Read more »

Go Dark

Go Dark article by Patricia Damery Meditation at First Light October 18 Little Death Is writing a poem a little death of long agendas, the ones we cultivate like invasive ornamentals? Go Dark In a poem, Wendell Berry states, “To know the dark, go dark.”[1] Many years ago when my sons were 8 and 10,… Read more »

Planting Potatoes

Planting Potatoes article by Patricia Damery Carl Jung was said to be an earthy man. He derived pleasure in growing his own potatoes despite his intellectual interests. During the Second World War he plowed up part of his yard to do so. “Every man should have his own plot of land so that the instincts… Read more »

Loss of Farmland, Loss of Soul

Loss of Farmland, Loss of Soul Article by Patricia Damery What is the impact on the human soul of a people losing the land they farm along with their right livelihood? Growing up on a small farm in the Midwest, I was of the last generation to be raised in a large, predominately rural culture…. Read more »

Listening to the Earth

Listening to the Earth Patricia Damery is the author of the recently released: Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation. “the psychological problem of today is a spiritual problem, a religious problem . . .” —C.G. Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interview and Encounters, “Does the World Stand on the Verge of Spiritual Rebirth?” A psychological and… Read more »

Meeting the Other: Garden As Alembic by Patricia Damery

Sunday, May 23, 2010 Patricia Damery, MA will present ‘Meeting the Other: Garden As Alembic’ at the Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco annual picnic on May 23rd, 2010. “Every man should have his own plot of land” Jung claimed,“ so that the instincts can come to life again.” The intimacy afforded by gardening and… Read more »

Special Events at Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields

Special Events at Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields Special Events at Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields Open House, June 19, 2010. Please join us for an all-out sensory experience when our fields will be in full bloom. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Sample lavender culinary treats, tour our Biodynamic® ranch, pet our goats. Listen to a reading… Read more »