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.
- Black & White & Red All Over: The Mysterious Power of Three Common Colors“Red as blood, white as snow, black as a raven’s wing….” These three colors appear again and again in folklore the world over, but why? What is it about this triad that exerts such power on our collective imaginations?
- #themetafor: The Bodies Buried In The “American Heartland”Responses to a recent tweet by Pete Buttigieg rightly called out the presidential candidate for his use of the phrase “American Heartland” as “code for white.” The incident raises interesting linguistic questions about how we unpack complex cultural metaphors.
- “Cowbird/Changeling”: New Column in SageWoman MagazineWhat kind of bird are you? (And how do you know?) My penultimate column, “Cowbird/Changeling,” is out now in the latest issue of SageWoman Magazine.
- How To Think In PublicThere’s so much I want to tell you — but how?
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