December, 2018

Sent Monday, December 24, 2018

Light in the Darkness Ayn’s Winter Newsletter 2018 Vision Quest This autumn I decided it was time to take a journey through northern Wales. I did not intend to take a casual trip, but a journey to the thin places. I wanted to rediscover magic and mystery. In truth, I was tired of the conflict in the world around me, and I wanted to rediscover hope and meaning. I needed a taste of Avalon. This photograph was taken at Bryn Celli […]

August, 2018

Sent Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Blessing the EarthAyn’s Summer Newsletter 2018 August 1st is Lughnasadh Lughnasadh is a day to celebrate the abundance that the Earth provides for us. Today many people in the Celtic world make a meal to celebrate the harvest and the life giving feminine energy that sustains us. With the changes that are taking place now on the Earth, it is wise to thank Her – to thank Taillte – for the abundance she provides for us. In Irish myth […]

May, 2018

Sent Tuesday, May 1, 2018

There is one subject that really lights me up without fail. Any mention of Grail legend and you have my full attention. What is the Grail? The Grail is a symbol that means different things to different people, and some people swear it is a physical object. The image pictured here is the Vesica Pisces that is on the cover of the Chalice Well in Glastonbury. Early Christians thought of the symbol as the meeting of Heaven and Earth. The place where the two circles met was known as the Fish, a symbol for Christ. Others see the symbol as the meeting of the masculine and feminine, the dance of the Green Lady and the Green Man. There is also a 2,000 year old rumor that Joseph of Arimathea came to Glastonbury England bringing with him the Grail Cup that had been used during the Last Supper, and also contained the blood of Christ from the Crucifixion. […]

December, 2017

Sent Saturday, December 2, 2017

LEGENDS OF THE GRAIL:STORIES OF CELTIC GODDESSES THE LAND OF WOMEN Ireland is a deeply spiritual place. As poets such as W.B Yeats and John O’Donohue were aware, in Ireland the doorways to the Otherworlds are thin. There are lands that are spoken about, although quite rarely and usually in whispers. One of them is called the Land of Women, or Tir Na Ban. There are over 34 million Americans who claim to have largely […]

September, 2017

Sent Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tips For Aspiring Writers Write Because You Have To If I could offer ONE tip or piece of advice for an aspiring writer, I would say – BE AUTHENTIC – find your voice.In the beginning, aspiring writers need to learn as much as they can from well-known and established authors. It is wise to take time to read the classics, and immerse yourself true literature. One exercise is to write a poem or story that reads like your […]

September, 2017

Sent Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Indie Publishing PLEASE PUBLISH MY BOOKS… When my daughter called from college to ask me if I would publish the children’s books I had written for her as a child, I was intrigued. I wondered why college students would want the stories I had written for my children? “My friends are depressed and they need the messages you shared with me,” my daughter said. Kathryn was very clear. Obviously she just wanted me to get […]