Halloween Poetry Reading: The Erl-King

Direct YouTube Link A dark poem for this time of year based on Scandinavian and Germanic folklore.  Originally composed by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1782, this version is the English translation by Sir Walter Scott.  This was my entry for the poetry reading contest held on Carolyn Emerick’s 2018 Halloween Livestream Extravaganza.  Snippet taken from my live reading during the stream at around 3:21:50: -More … Continue reading Halloween Poetry Reading: The Erl-King

Livestream: Halloween Goes All Night- The Great Order Joins!- Carolyn Emerick

Direct YouTube Link — Carolyn and I decided to continue the party from her Halloween Extravaganza Livestream into the wee hours of the morning in this second stream. 6:00: my entrance 1:11:00 my exit Themes  AMSR We trade original poems  Talk about creative energy, call of folk spirit/blood memory  Old souls  Personal glimpses Remaining open to new information and perspectives A little on astrology  Animal … Continue reading Livestream: Halloween Goes All Night- The Great Order Joins!- Carolyn Emerick

Livestream: Volklore Halloween Star-Studded Extravaganza- Carolyn Emerick

Direct YouTube Link  Carolyn Emerick hosted a livestream on Halloween night that I participated in at two different junctures. I was on at varying times with Jason of No White Guilt, Carolyn’s co-host, Chris, Gythja Dawn of Heathen Coalition, and Heidrun. Entrance 1: 2:54:12 Poetry reading contest: 3:16:00 Exit 1: 4:32:30 Themes of 1st appearance:  -Holidays being un-hallowed -Poetry reading contest -Changing demographics affecting Halloween … Continue reading Livestream: Volklore Halloween Star-Studded Extravaganza- Carolyn Emerick

Deep Halloween: Living a Life Worthy of Remembrance

(Direct YouTube Link) In old Europe, the transition period between the warm growing season and cold winter provided an opportunity to contemplate and honor the dead. So many symbols and rhythms that survive to this day in our holidays, even in shallow and commercialized modern forms, contain and reveal what’s deep in our bones and is begging for us to reconnect with. Our ancestors lived … Continue reading Deep Halloween: Living a Life Worthy of Remembrance