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…

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 Lady and the Moon

Here we go! This is the first real myth of Florida I wrote, and one I’ve long promised by now. I wrote it by “listening” to the Land and Spirit, but also by translating factual information to ground the myth in reality. Not all myths take this approach, but I have decided that this cycle…

The Body of a God/dess

As it was previously posted, the Spirit of the Land in Florida can best be physically identified as the Land of Florida. This might appear to conveniently align with the political reality of state lines, at first, but the truth behind it is broader and deeper: (Click on the picture above for a detailed and…