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The Raven Stomp

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You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself about
that’s what it’s all about
You do the hokey pokey and you turn your self about
That’s what
The Raven Stomp
Is ALL About

Heather Blakey June 2008 in The Taverna di Muse

Written by Heather Blakey

June 27, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Creative Spirit

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There is a creative spirit that cannot be contained. It is this spirit who brings travellers, eager to replenish the creative well, to live and work in the Abbey and the City of Ladies.

For Lori and her Blue Pot
Heather Blakey June 2008

Written by Heather Blakey

June 26, 2008 at 11:02 am

The Foyer of E’s Villa

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Enchanteur Fun

Word has travelled, upon the wings of ravens, that E is in her villa in the ancient quarter of the Lemurian City of Ladies. The whisper is that she is taking a small group on a walking tour to explore some of the nooks and crannies. Knowing E’s love of mystery tours this could prove interesting.

Ebony Wilder, the housekeeper who manages Riversleigh Manor when Sibyl is in residence, is a bit disturbed by the people who are showing up, making themselves comfortable in E’s foyer. She is wondering if this lot think they are walking to the Taverna di Muse. These ladies may well be in for a surprise.

So are you going to join the ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ tour?

Written by Heather Blakey

June 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Return from White Owl Island – Heather Blakey

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I returned from the White Owl humbled. She did not offer me advice when I asked for guidance as I lead so many travellers through a foreign realm. Instead she gave me this pastoral crook as a symbol of divine creative power. She assured me that with this crook on my staff I could guide others on the spiral journey of regeneration.Now I am not sure what I will do with my free time here in Duwamish. I might wander down to the Gypsy encampment by the bridge or I might return to the bath-house where the Ferry Women and Priestesses bathe. My room in the Inn is very comfortable and from my window I can see the light house on White Owl Island and mentally plot the path I walked to meet White Owl.
(from White Owl Island Archive, September 2005.)
(copyright Heather Blakey 2008.)

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April 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Out and About on White Owl Island – Heather Blakey

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I have been out and about with my sketch book and visited the big bollards near the jetty and White Owl Farm. It was the most lovely day out. I had my bag, with some sandwiches and a drink tucked inside and slept to the sound of the ocean pounding near the bedroom window when I finally got back to my hideaway retreat.

(White Owl Island Archive, March 2006.)

(copyright Heather Blakey 2008.)

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April 1, 2008 at 9:29 am

Idyllic Stay at White Owl Island – Heather Blakey

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Last days at Owl Island before packing and going to the Land of Standing Stones with le Enchanteur and adventurous travellers. Owl Island has been such a lovely place to retreat to that I feel sure I will return soon to rest and regenerate.

(copyright Heather Blakey 2008.)


( White Owl Island Archive – Enchanteur Journey, April 3rd, 2006.)


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Everyone loves White Owl Island – a space of rest and retreat in Nature with Fran’s (the Resident Crone.) wise owls for company, whispering sea grasses, and big, wide skies.  The rush of the sea is the only sound to be heard.  Time to rest, read, explore, or paint, as Heather does there.   If you want to go to Owl Island for a dose of creative R&R, contact Heather.  Lemuria is full of amazing places to explore, even if just for a day trip, not far from the City of Ladies, or other parts of this magical land.

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March 31, 2008 at 6:56 am

Pandora’s Gift – Heather Blakey

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Prometey rejects Pandora’s gift — Pandora’s box with diseases, vices and disasters.
(Engraving on bronze, 2-3 B.C. Musee de Louvre, Paris)

Pandora’s Gift

Bearing Pandora’s gift prominently on her heart
Seared by Vulcan’s reddened, blazing, branding iron
She wore the scars of self-doubt
Her battle coat stained, shredded
By the beak of the very falcon
Who relentlessly clawed, pecked at Prometheus
Vulnerable, chained,
She stood defiant
Until the raven came
Bearing the self-sowing seeds of self-confidence

(copyright Heather Blakey 2008.)

(From Lemurian Abbey Archive, July 2005.)

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March 26, 2008 at 8:43 am

Inner Ear and Third Eye – Heather Blakey

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An expansive inner ear
third eye
listening for soft sounds of a butterflies wings
water droplets
the relentless ticking of time
smelling the outside world
knowing it is time to come

The timing is right
born to be an artist

(copyright Heather Blakey 2008.)

(from Riversleigh Manor Archive – February, 2006.)

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March 25, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Laws To Live By – Heather Blakey

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The Apotheosis of Homer is a marble carving which since 1805 has been kept at the British Museum in London. The carving was discovered in the 17th Century on the outskirts of Rome in the historic precinct where goddess groves and grottos were once the scene of processions and seasonal rituals. The work is by a sculptor, Archelaos, who was born in Priene in the Ionia in Asia Minor, who worked in the second and first centuries BC. It was commissioned by a poet who wished to thank the goddess and her priestesses for his success in a poetry competition. This means to us that we have a glimpse of the relationship between Roman poets and the goddess beliefs, and also a record of the way the Romans pictured the workings and theology of a goddess temple.


1. Follow Nature

2. First know, then act. Real knowledge exists in the triangle composed of seeing, feeling and understanding.

3. Use only one vessel, one fire, one instrument. The person who takes the chosen path may succeed, while the person who attempts to walk on many paths will be delayed.

4. Keep the fires burning constantly.


(copyright Heather Blakey 2006.)

(From Soul Food Alphabet Project, Letter “A”.)

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March 21, 2008 at 9:22 am