Ritual of Florida Ecology

This wonderful ritual was written and performed by Birch Von Baum, member and leaders of Fort Lauderdale CUUPS. This is the first place I held my workshop (text posted in this website, among the first). Apparently those efforts took seed. Birch encountered Lady Florida independently, and her revelations are part of this work. The directions…

The Humbling of Others

I’ve been working on this myth for a couple of weeks now (it was missing a suitable ending). The inspiration from it, as usual, came out of the blue, though I do remember thinking back to such great books as Legends of the Seminoles by the great Betty Mae Jumper. It is possible that some…

The Faces of the Moon

Unlike the other myths written here before, I cannot really place this one in a definite time frame beyond saying it happened after The Making of Peace. It is only really possible after the “cessation of hostilities” between the Divine Beings of earth and sky, and the People themselves.   THE MYTH: The Faces of the…

Beings of the Middle World

I have studied the core shamanism of Harner for over a decade now, and it is easily one of the most spiritually fulfilling “pagan” practices I’ve tried to date. Over the past couple of years, however, I’ve come to find out that a lot of the standard practices are lacking in a direct perspective sometimes. You…

The Making of Peace

This is the second myth of Florida I wrote, very much in answer to the first one I’ve already shared. It didn’t sit well that there was no real resolution to where things had ended before. There had to be peace, but also struggle and sacrifice. As I wrote it, I was surprised to see…