Montreal Audio Is Up

Montreal Audio Is Up

Here is the audio from Teresa and my presentations at the Montreal Dream Conference.   Heidi:     Just the audio (click in the gray area; right click to download, listen as podcast):  Heidi's Montreal Presentation   This is my first widely public distribution of the White Tigress dream I had in 2000.  I'd kept it private […]

Join Us at the Psiber Dreaming Conference!

Join Us at the Psiber Dreaming Conference!

Teresa MacColl and I will be presenting our work-in-progress film about indigenous dreaming practices at the PsiberDreaming Conference on Thursday, September 30th.  The conference itself, however goes on for a full 2 weeks!  Every day 2 new presentations will go live and it's only $30 for students with ID, $40 for IASD members and $45 […]

The Chinese Almanac

The Chinese Almanac

  I don't use divination or astrology to lead my life.  I will check in with varying degrees of intensity, depending on how intensely my life is moving.  Sometimes all it does is give me a few seconds to pause and wonder if the feel of the day is reflected by what the reading says, […]

Our Solstice Newsletter

Our Solstice Newsletter

As we move towards the Summer Solstice (and gratefully out of Mercury retrograde!) we’d like to share some updates for Circle of Ancestors. The Polish Ancestral Healing Project (PAHP) which is fiscally sponsored by COA, now has a new website: http://www.polishancestralhealing.org. PAHP was founded by Atava Garcia Swiecicki and Maura Singer Williams in 2004 when […]

Footbinding, Part 2–The Women in my Family

Footbinding, Part 2–The Women in my Family

Although I’d always heard that Chinese women had bound feet in the “olden days”, for some reason it had never occurred to me that any of my female ancestors had them. It wasn’t until after all my maternal ancestors had passed away that I asked a cousin about it. She said that my great, great […]

Footbinding, Part I: A Short History

Footbinding, Part I: A Short History

Footbinding was a fashion, a fad that went horribly, horribly wrong. It started about 1,000 years ago when a dancer with small feet performed in the Chinese imperial court atop a giant lotus sculpture. Women in the court started binding their feet to make them look smaller and create “golden lotuses”. As per usual, it […]

This Year and the Tiger

This Year and the Tiger

Any news about the state of tigers in the world is of interest to me, and the Tiger attack at the San Francisco zoo on Christmas day last year was very moving.  While meditating on the attack I knew that Tatiana was provoked.  She is a symbol of the feminine tiger spirit reawakening.  And, she […]