Birth of Sol: Via Transformativa Album

It is often darkest just before the dawn. “Birth of Sol” is the second song on my album, Via Transformativa. Thanks for listening, and my gratitude to Elizabeth, Colleen, and Rhianna for their vocals on the song. Birth of most kinds involves pain and beauty all bound up together. The birth of our solar system’s […]

In the Beginning: Via Transformativa Album

This instrumental is based on the imagining of Divine energy flowing at the beginning of the universe, and what the imaginings might have sounded like moving and echoing. A great knowing, an immense loving, and flow that becomes a part of each of us, and all of life. Mostly, it is a great and unknowable […]

Via Transformativa: A Musical Story about the Journey of the Human Spirit

Composing and playing music has almost always been an important part of my life. During the COVID-19 virus pandemic from early March to June of 2020, I found myself meditating on the journey of the human spirit as I perceive that it unfolds along the four sacred paths of Creation Spirituality. I was open to […]

Entering into the Mystery of the Wild ‘Other’

[This post was written for unpsychology magazine, an ecopsychology journal based in the U.K, in the winter of 2019-2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recently published in their issue 6 with the theme of connecting with the other-than-human world. The journal issue is currently available online. I’m sharing the story below for easy […]

Toward Ecological Citizenship: Re-discovering a Sense of the Sacred

How might we discover a pathway into citizenship with the other-than-human world? This possibility calls for a unity of the physical niche and the spiritual niche of human beings.

Learning to Walk Again – A Revolutionary Step for Healing Ourselves and the Earth

We each have our own path and journey to walk in this life, and who can predict what world-changing insights might be given to us as we prayerfully walk in a sacred manner, reconnecting with our home the earth?

A New Story

People everywhere, young, middle-aged, and old, are sensing that the culture has gone haywire. It might be that we need a new story to live by. As part of our local Sacred Earth Learning Community, I recently communed with a brief writing by Theodore Richards titled “A New Story” in the book, Order of the […]

A Word for 2019: Release and Re-Fire

[photo: “A Shadow of Life to Come” by Brent T. Ladd] “And now let us welcome the New Year Full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke One of the things in life that I am grateful for is the opportunity to begin again. “Always we begin again.” This is an important […]

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