The Liminality of Dreaming, Part II

In the liminal space, the two elements – human and archetypal – create a lush ecosystem of the dream landscape that is particular to the dreamer. I love the vesica piscis as a simple illustration of this – the image of two circles with the same radius, overlapping to...

The Liminal Space of Dreaming, Part I

What is a Liminal Zone A liminal zone in natural terms is the place where two ecological landscapes meet and a new ecological zone is created, crafted, informed and shaped by both of the zones. For example, the place where ocean meets land creates a liminal zone of...

Bears and Silence – Breaking Silence

Silence. Over the last week, as witness to what is happening in the country that I live in, the country of my birth, I have been considering a silence I carry inside of me and how I have been affected by it. How it has affected my life and my love in the world. There...

Participating in the Dance – Dreams and Writing

“If a story is in you, it has got to come out.” William Faulkner I came to writing and writing poetry the same way I came to exploring dreams – through image and being in the experience. Poetry has the same effect on me that dreams have – they slay...

Wishing to Be Blinded

I am a U2 fan. It is true. Those who know me, know this is true. Maybe even annoyingly. Members of the band have even appeared in my dreams as archetypal figures, teaching me what it means to speak, to sing, to leap into living life from a place of passion because it...

Not a Tame Lion

“Courage, dear heart.”― spoken by Aslan in C.S. Lewis’ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader I have been thinking about the story The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis these last few weeks because of a dream I am working with right now: Dream: I am a young girl,...