Category: Ecological Grief

Ancestral Grief and My Future Pilgrimage to Sweden

[Ed. note: I finally went to Sweden in November 2017! This is archived material from the old blog; links and other info may be out of date. It will remain here as-is for reference.] A notable not-coincidence took place at the Hermitage today: I stumbled upon a video of Jonna Jinton practicing kulning – an

Dark Spaces of Wisdom: Creating Pagan Space for Grief and Mourning

“Grief is not a feeling.  Grief is a skill.” ~ Stephen Jenkinson, Orphan Wisdom One of my ongoing assignments as temple keeper for the Black Stone Hermitage is to learn how to create and maintain an appropriate space – artistically and aesthetically, as well as emotionally and spiritually – where deep processes of grief and