Tag: black stones

A Black Tent Temple by Gerrie Ordaz

[Ed. note: This is archived material from the old blog; links and other info may be out of date.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.] Over the past couple of years, interest has been growing in the Black Tent Temple concept I put forth on the Hermitage blog back in 2012. I’ve received quite

Tea Rituals with Móðguðr, or The Path of Endarkenment

“Sometimes I wonder if the plants and the rocks, the minerals themselves aren’t somehow pointing the way back to our pre-Judeo-Christian roots.” ~ Frank Hadley Murphy, Tea Fried Brain: Notes From St. Camellia’s Church of the First Infusion It wasn’t until middle age, after grieving a devastating loss, that I finally claimed the title temple

The Hermit and the Black Stone

(In the photo: the Hermit card from the Bohemian Gothic Tarot – one of my favourite cards from my all-time favourite deck, and a beautiful and well-loved 50 mm Black Obsidian sphere that is used for scrying at the Hermitage.) I am sometimes asked: “What does the name ‘Black Stone Hermitage’ mean, and why do