This is the fifth in a series of articles that explores the philosophic and spiritual concepts of the Classic Maya. What did these intelligent people believe about themselves, life and the gods, and how did those ideas influence the way they lived? This article will explore my favorite place, Isla Mujeras, The Island of Women, … Continue reading Travels in the Mayan Yucatan
Part One Once there was a tiny snake. The reason to make this point from the outset is that its size plays such a very important part in the story I am about to tell you. So, once there was a tiny snake whose name was Tyrone, and he was yellow and blue. That is, … Continue reading The World of Appearance & Dis-appearance
On the Trail of Mayan Secrets, Coba, Wind Ruffled Waters This is the fourth in a series of articles that explores the philosophic and spiritual concepts of the Classic Maya. What did these intelligent people believe about themselves, life and the gods, and how did those ideas influence the way they lived? In seeking answers I … Continue reading Travels in the Mayan Yucatan
In preparation for the publication of my novel, The Jaguar's House,this will be the first in a four part series that explores the beliefs and traditions of the Ancient Maya. Astonishing travelers! What noble stories we read in your eyes as deep as the seas! Show us the coffers of your rich memories, those marvelous … Continue reading Travels In the Mayan Yucatan
The Attack of the Turkeys. I'm not kidding. Tennessee Valley is one of my favorite places to walk; a two mile valley that runs east/west to the beach just north of San Francisco. There's a side path that goes through a horse pasture to an overgrown pond where I like to go looking … Continue reading Everyday Gratitude
Like so many others, the first time I saw Paris, I fell in love. In many consequent trips, I continued that love affair; always a little different, but never less thrilling. I wrote an historical novel: the Nobility of the Robe, about a real woman who was the abbess of Port Royal Abbey in 17th … Continue reading Paris; Love, Beauty, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Will never be beaten down.
There are so any times, and so many reasons, we need help from a source greater than ourselves. As 12 step programs say, we need to understand what is in our control and what is not. However, when it is not, that's when I make the call. Jungian Psychology names that force: the anima or … Continue reading Connect With Your Creative Muse; for fun, for help with a problem, even for Directions.
Many years ago, when I'd been working as a therapist for several years, I came upon an ancient Greek tradition where people suffering from an illness (whether physical or mental) went to healing caves for a cure. At the site there were caves where the patient slept and then healers aided their patients in interpreting … Continue reading How Stories Can Facilitate Psychological Health
The first truths are taught to us by our mothers. They are the truths that support all others; the people I see, the earth at my feet, the plants and trees around me, the sky above, are neutral until given meaning, and the original meaning comes from her. Our mother gives us access to the … Continue reading Mothers Milk is Mother’s World.