The Raven Mailbag
A group of travellers are out there, somewhere, with Le Enchanteur, roaming unchartered territory, in parts unknown. The mail here is from them.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Donkey Union message
Portraits have been added on The Road for Anabel, Christabel, Yuji and Agnes, the brave. Rumer has it that a small mule is likely to appear in the near future. The Secretary
Monday, August 29, 2005
Finding my way back
MIA here. The strep throat knocked me off my socks and then I got "surprise" visitors for several days. I am going to spend the rest of today reading through everything and try to get a little bit caught up with you all.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
From the Donkey Union Secretary
Posted on the road to the House of Serpents: messages from the following Union members:
Augustus, Moonbeam, Regina, Mehitabel and Dawn
The members request that you let them know if they are received.
These bosses are very demanding but they wish you to know that
they hope you will all ride again.
A message home
Monday, August 22, 2005
Word from The Road
To All My Friends Back Home,
I'm on my way to the House of Baba Yaga...or the House of Bones as I've been calling it. This is my first stop, it's a house in the middle of the Desert outside of town called Cavern. Isn't that a weird name?
The locals tell me it was built by a Devil. Not THE devil...but "a Devil". They seem to take some weird sort of comfort in that.
I'll be in touch soon,
Sunday, August 21, 2005
New Face - Hermitage Postcard
To: Ebony Wilder--Lemurian Abbey
I wish I could say I'm having a wonderful time on this tour but, believe me, it's been difficult to say the least.
I've just gotten over worrying about Baba Yaga and now there are rumors that Koshchey the Deathless is after us. I'm so glad I didn't bring Oreo and Tookey, but I miss them terribly. Please look in on them and reassure them that I'll be coming back. Oh, I hope I'll be coming back--Koshchey is supposed to come as a whirlwind and there's something strange in the air tonight, I can feel it. I'm going to close the windows after I write this.
Take care of my sweet pets, please. That sound, I wonder if the others can hear it--it's like a wail, a shreek in the wind---------I've got to close that window.
Too late. Noooo!
Resting Before the Feast
I'm resting before the feast, which I know will be an exciting affair.
I'm looking forward to celebrating with the serpents. They are, you know, special creatures and were held in high regard in the Goddess Realms.
When I lived in Eastern Oregon, this is a number of years ago now. I spent many pleasurable hours working as a docent at a local Natural museum. I worked with raptors first, learned how to handle them and, later, taught visitors about the magnificence of these regal birds. The experience was thrilling, for me, it was a dream come true.
Later, I moved on to work with snakes and found that experience to be was mysteriously spiritual. Could it be because of their connection to the Goddess? There are some creatures that identify with the soul, raptors, ravens, and serpents fall into that category. The fact that I have had close-up encounters with those creatures has expanded my horizons. Raptors are regal, ravens of course are shape changers, messengers of the Goddess. But there is something about serpents that is beyond the obvious.
When I was handling snakes and stepped forward to show them off, it seemed most adults took a step back backward. Most of the children crowded closer. Some, mostly little girls, didn't want to touch the reptile because they had been taught that they were slimy and cold. By the end of the session, I was able to prove to most of them how wrong they were. Tentative stroking of a snake opened little eyes in wonderment. I like to think that those children grew up to be caring humans, beings that respected all creatures, be they crawlers, flyers, swimmers, or runners.
Well, I've rambled on long enough. I must go now and prepare for the feast.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
An Invitation From Home
PLEASE COME TO A PLANNING
THE CHAMBERS OF HORRORS
HELP TO CREATE THE WONDER OF THE AGE: BRING TO THE CHAMBERS A SERIES OF UNIQUE IMAGES, STRANGE TALES, MAGIC AND MYSTERIES FOR OUR FIRST ANNUAL ALL SOULS EVE PARTY.
ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING YOUR STORIES, THOUGHTS AND TRADITIONS AND REMEMBRANCES OF HALLOWEEN TO THIS VERY SPECIAL EVENT.
OUR THEME THIS YEAR WILL BE:
" a curious COLLECTION of
ANOMALOUS HUMANS "
This CONGRESS OF ODDITIES WILL BE THE EVENT
OF THE SEASON
please contact Anita for your
party planners pass.