Category: imagination

Guards and Wards

I was talking with a friend the other day, and the topic of warding and protection magic for one’s home came up. In living in or amidst mixed company and when wanting to avoid unnecessary complications with the locals, I have often tried to adopt subtle methods. Furthermore, I have observed and picked up several […] … Continue reading…Guards and Wards

Forest Mind

It’s warming up here now, and spring is around the corner—next week, in fact. And I get cooped up indoors during winter because (1) it’s cold and (2) everything goes to sleep. The trees stand tall but dormant, leafless, swaying only in stronger winds. I can look up at them casting silhouettes against the twilightening, […] … Continue reading…Forest Mind

Gardens of the Soul

In his Defense of Poetry (1595-ish), Philip Sidney compares the world of Nature to the worlds created by the Poet: Only the poet, disdaining to be tied to any such subjection [to what is supposedly true and factual], lifted up with the vigor of his own invention, doth grow, in effect, into another nature, in […] … Continue reading…Gardens of the Soul