Co-founders & colleagues Danica Swanson and Roger Finney (WeepingCrow) are pleased to announce our decision to formalize our contemplative polytheist monastic religious Order under the auspices of Black Stone Abbey.
I’m happy to announce that I will soon launch a digital direct subscription email newsletter as a “prelude” to my in-progress book Endarkenment: The Esoteric in Dark Ambient Music and Culture. The newsletter will feature new work, including in-depth interviews with musicians and labels, starting in October. An early preview is already up on the
The Winter Solstice is my favorite holiday. It’s the perfect time to announce that the Hermitage is hatching a plan to move to Sweden! In November, while I was in Sweden, I made a pact with my longtime correspondents and dear friends Birka and Räv Skogsberg to relocate the Hermitage to the beautiful village of
The Black Stone Hermitage, as a concept and as a corresponding online + physical place, was founded in 2011 in Portland, OR. Inspired by a vision received by its resident hermit – that’s me – it began its online life in blog form at blackstonemonastery.wordpress.com. In 2013 the Hermitage began hosting visitors for short meditation
[Edited in 2018 to add: Unfortunately I’ve had to halt my writings on the Pagan Bloggers portal. After my first two articles for the site were published in 2017, I took a full time freelance writing job, so I no longer had sufficient writing time available. I’m leaving the original entry here for reference.] I’m
Last weekend I attended the second Many Gods West conference. I raved about it last year, and this year I was equally impressed. Of course, it helped that I made several new friends and acquaintances through my involvement with last year’s conference, which eased my way into things this year…but I suspect I would have