Holy Wild Blog

A blog for the whispering poet and enchanted animal that dwells within each of us, jostling elbows with the peacemaker, the anarchist, the skeptic, the cynic, the scientist, the artist, the self-deprecating intellectual, the earnest seeker and the hopeful mystic.

Described by readers as rich, thoughtful, deeply reflective, fearless, honest and “some of the best writing in the Pagan blogging field,” Holy Wild (formerly Meadowsweet & Myrrh) was created in March 2007 and has since become one of the most popular Druid blogs online. In this space, Alison shares social commentary, philosophical contemplations and personal reflections, writing from a place of connection, longing and curiosity about the sacredness of ordinary life, and our place in a Spirit-infused world.

Rich, thoughtful, deeply reflective, fearless…

Recent Posts

  • Can Christians Be Animists?
    Mark Wallace's new book, When God Was A Bird, represents a well-intentioned first step along the path towards Christian animism. Unfortunately, it is the same first step that Christians have been taking for hundreds of years. Can they do better? …maybe.
  • Twice As Much Of Whatever We’ve Become
    In light of the more serious challenges to free speech Twitter faces, and their inaction in rising to them effectively, bumping up the character limit from 140 to 280 seems largely irrelevant. What will we say in 280 characters that we haven't been able to say in 140?
  • Five New Poems: Evolving Gender and the Mask of Social Media
    Masks are everywhere these days… and not just because Halloween is just around the corner. Sometimes we don't even realize the masks that we've been wearing — the patterns and themes and synchronicities that have been lurking behind the mask of random chance in our lives — until someone else points them out to us. That's sort of what happened to me when, by sheer coincidence (or was it?), a curiously thematic bunch of my poems all were accepted for publication during the month of October.
  • New Poems: Reclaiming the “Tweet” as Modern Haiku
    I've been putting off writing a quick update post for you all, since I don't want to spam your news feeds and inboxes every time a new piece comes out… but at this point, the procrastination is getting a little bit silly! So for now, here are just a few of my latest poems (with more to come next week, so be sure to swing by and check those out, too!)…

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