Thursday, December 07, 2006

Teaching Down the Moon (Stories of Sacred Woman)


Tuesday
(Vicinity of the Full Moon)
Six women come for diner and a discussion on the possibility of setting up a Moon Lodge for the purification and ritual education of and for the women. tribal Culture has produced a powerful, clean and effective ceremonial method of bringing power to the dream, power to the awakening and power to the sacred women. In the night they were holding Eagle Feathers and finding out what PHASE of the MOON they were born under.......it was awesome.....

(Earlier that day)
The wine of Ernest Hemigway, when he was in Italy was this wine. We sipped the wine and discovered new friends with deeper layers and more than one sde. Life shows you surprises and this week we had many surprises. One night diner with cients and the next diner with friends. Invitations to work in Milano and reservations from Sicilians to come to this space and make some meditations and studies with this sacred. The table is sacred space but the topic is also sacred space, so this goes very well with the wine.

Earlier still that day.... I sit in the sweet sunlight and carve new handles for several of the rattles. The rattles are like keys to something. They are old indian things and have a method to them that is not understood or suspected by modern people. Even so far away I feel the spirits and souls of the old indians....and in so doing work more slowly and remember to be myself. I have felt them very strongly in these recent days.

Music in the winter. We all have started trading music. Everyone wants a few american indian music collections, so I am constantly burning cd's on the new mac book pro. It is very curious, to me, that American music is very popular in Italy and here as well. About 95% of our music is American. Jazz and Blues more than rock, but some old solid rock and roll shows up at the oddest moments.

Tonight for the evening meal we eat fresh mushrooms which Silvia gathered from the forests on Mount Gebeli today after her work.Fresh mushrooms and fresh fish.

Island news is not so dramatic as world news...at least not in these days. Today the sacred space was and is alive and well. The fire pit for the new sweat lodge has almost been finished; finished digging it out of the volcanic stone and dirt of this place. It took a long time, but also we were not in a hurry and make this work slowly and thoughfully....it is the creation of a new sacred space inside a catholic culture on an ancient island that has known many cultures. The old arabic ppeoples called Pantelleria the Black Pearl of the Orient.

I left behind the world and the people that I know to find this place, to make this sacred work and learn new things. The sacred needs to be tangible for the people so we have it right here on the earth.

(Tuesday)

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