Leading to Discovery in the Age of Alternate Facts

I am going to start this post with a disclaimer: I don’t have any answers — only many more questions. Okay. Now, that I’ve gotten that out of the way – let the blog post continue. Our spring event is on the Four Priestess Arts — which were developed by our mentor, Cynthea Jones of […]

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A Handful of Seeds from the Underworld

Last weekend, Expanding Inward offered our eighth(!) weekend intensive at the beautiful Toddhall Retreat Center just outside of St. Louis, MO. We worked with The Five Truths of the Underworld, a piece of philosophy and story that came from our mentor, Cynthea Jones of Diana’s Grove. The Five Truths emerged from the story of Persephone, […]

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Stewardship

All five of us on the Expanding Inward facilitation team served on the staff of the Diana’s Grove Mystery School before the Grove closed a handful of years ago. Mystery School offered a good deal of really solid philosophy around community-building, leadership, and personal/spiritual growth – but, the most foundational piece that came out of […]

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Ecstatic Ritual – What It Is & Why We Do It

My old computer died an honorable death a couple of weeks ago. It was not unexpected. All rites were observed. It was a mostly trauma-free transition. There was one unpleasant surprise though. My calendar did not survive the Great Crossing Over. So my calendar did not prompt me that it was about to be New […]

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Coming Together

I learned so many things that changed my life at Diana’s Grove. The power of working with an excellent team is most certainly one of them. It deepens magical work. It means not only do I not have to “do” everything, I don’t have to be the “best” at everything either. Shared skills and talent […]

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