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 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:┬áThe Faces of the…

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…

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…

Texts of a Workshop

Previously, I mentioned the workshop series I took “on the road” during the second half of 2016. This post will provide the “raw text” used in that workshop. While I would like to retain ownership of whatever poetry emerged with it, I freely authorize anyone who wishes to to take it and replicate the workshop…