Alison Leigh Lilly

• peace, poesis & wild holy earth •

Can Clowns Save Our Souls?

It is only when we stop insisting that the clown be just one thing that he is free to become the multiplicity of being that he really is.

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October 28, 2016

Honoring the Past: Weaving Story from Memory

Pagans like to say, “What is remembered, lives.” Memory is re-membering, the act of giving life to the past through rituals of witness.

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October 20, 2016

A Steamy Autumn Morning

The first morning in autumn that I wake up to find the land crisp with crystallized mist clinging to each blade of grass, edging each fallen leaf… that is a sacred morning.

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November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Further Reflections on Death & Fire

Since Terry Pratchett died in March, a part of me has become really, really angry. Another part of me can’t stop praying…

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October 29, 2015

7 Ways to Enjoy a Death-Free Samhain

A couple years ago I wrote 7 Ways to Enjoy a Sex-Free Beltane. Weirdly, that post did not become the runaway viral sensation I was anticipating.

This year, though, things will be different.

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October 27, 2015

Brief Reflections on Getting Burnt

It’s not the idealists that bother me. I like idealists. The world desperately needs idealists…

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October 26, 2015