Establishing Sacred Land, or, A Home-Coming

The Druid's Garden

There has been a lot of talk in the American druid scene in the last few years about establishing sacred spaces, creating sacred groves, and really staring to re-enchant our land here. I think druids and other earth-centered spiritual traditions around the world, particularly those living in places shaped by colonization, face these same challenges: how do we create our own sacred spaces? What does that look like?  I wrote earlier this year, for example, about Stones Rising at Four Quarters farm, and the raising of standing stones. A few years ago, I’ve also written a series on sacred sites in the US and how to build some sacred sites. This post continues those conversations.

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In my Stones Rising post, I talked about how establishing sacred spaces, as a community, was certainly an « American » challenge because of the history of colonialism and the…

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Cemetery and Halloween 2017

Here we are for a new Halleween and death post.

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Since I was young, I always enjoyed walk in cemetary  and talk with death people. End of october and start of november are the best moment for visit cemetary because they are full of great color and beautiful flowers. But it’s sad to notice that almost all of the rest of the year these beautiful place are abandoned. In fact I love cemeteries all of the year, it’s a peaceful place to take rest with your soul and feelings.

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This is Serinchamps cemetery, the town where I grow up and where my dad and best friend sleep forever.

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The entrance of a crypt.
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A gate towards the castle park.

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My dad

 

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My best friend

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In antother cemetary rest the grand-mother of my husband, she was a wonderful woman who helped us many times and never juged us, even if we did lot of bullshit.

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Husband grand-mother

 

 

Change of Season and Identity

LISMORE PAPER

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Hello! Today, after a little over a year, I’m releasing an updated brand identity, which  includes a new logo and color. You will see the new look on all the public spaces. Soon, the shop, Lismore Paper Co. will offer new products like fine art, planner pages and stickers, stationery, and a few new lines which include schoolhouse paper and nature inspirations.

I will be offering more free printables right here 🙂 I am excited to grow the shop and gain new followers that become friends. The shop is open, but still in the rebuilding phase. I will send a shop announcement when the new lines are complete. So, you will see me on Instagram and on WordPress liking my favorite posts. There are so many amazing bloggers out there.

Creating new items has been inspiring, especially the nature inspirations. Here are a few I have seen at my home…

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A Cemetery Stroll

What a lovely article 🙂

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Photo of chapelAs it is nearly All Hallow’s Eve, the night when the souls of the dead are supposed to return to the mortal realm, I though it would be apposite to post about a cemetery stroll. This is especially true as I believe I am acquainted with more souls in Hereford Cemetery than in the rest of the City!Photo of cemetery

The last time I took you on a Graveyard Bimble it was the middle of summer. Now as we are well into autumn the place is even more windswept and barren.Photo of cemetery

I visited shortly after dawn on a rainy morn.Photo of tree

There is still autumn colour to be found.Photo of autumn leavesAnd the gardener had made good use of some ornamental grasses.Photo of cemetery gardenThe nearly bare trees made beautiful outlines against the moody skies.

« Grandpa Ratz » is the latest family member to book in to Hereford Cemetery’s bed and board. His flowers survived Storm Brian…

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Halloween shopping guide for cat lovers

The Purrfect Job

I don’t like Halloween and I explained why on my last post. But I know some of you love the festival so I figure I still need to take care of those of you.

If you love Halloween, you might want to check out these amazing cat theme Halloween products that I discovered browsing on the internet.

The artwork of Psycho Cat Collection by Jeff Haynie is so beautiful. They come in hoodies, shower curtain, necklace and many more. It’s ‘Halloween cat’, but not cliche kind if you know what I mean. It’s very creative. I like it.

On Etsy, there are a few lovely things I spotted too.

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If shopping is not your thing, then maybe you would love to do some Halloween cat theme cooking?

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Check out Genius Kitchen for Black Cat Cookies Recipe.

READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS
1 cup…

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Cat safety tips for Halloween (aka the worst day of the year for cats)

The Purrfect Job

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It’s that time of year again – Halloween.

I do a safety post for Halloween every year, I wish I don’t have to do this warning post anymore but unfortunately I still have to.

As a result, here is a confession – I most absolutely HATE Halloween.

Every year, so many cats (especially black cats) falls victims of the ‘holiday fun’. Cats being chased, tails being burnt. Or even just the general noisiness scare them to no end.

I hope one day I won’t need to do this post anymore. Until that day arrives, let’s work on keeping our feline friends as safe and comfortable as possible.

Before I talk further, first and foremost…

Please remember to keep your beloved cats indoors this Halloween.

They might not be happy and start whining at the door, but between them being whiny and them being tortured by some people. You know which…

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Blog Award Ireland

The Purrfect Job

Two weeks ago, I attended the V by Very Blog Award Ireland party as I was one of the finalist for The Purrfect Job blog.

It took place at the Academy on Abbey Street in Dublin.

Here is me waiting to get the ‘red carpet treatment’…

There you go, me on the ‘red carpet’…

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It was a great party with lovely food from KC Peaches.

I went for the satay of course, me being Asian and all, haha.

It was a good party all over.

Unfortunately, I had to leave early due to an emergency so I don’t have a lot to report to you guys.

And no I didn’t win the award. But honestly, I was surprise I got into finalist in the first place so I am still very pleased.

When I first started this blog on 2014, I just wanted to have a place to share…

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