Songs to Aphrodite

I’d love to share a short piece of music I just made titled “Songs of Aphrodite.” You are welcome to just enjoy it, or if you would like an excruciatingly detailed explanation, including how it relates to Sappho and some music theory, read on! It is written in the Locrian mode, also known as the… Continue reading Songs to Aphrodite

Hildegard of Bingen, A Saint Whose Spirit Soared Free

The Medieval world was full of powerful queens and saints, both real and mythical. Second perhaps only to Joan of Arc, Hildegard of Bingen reigns as the woman who, after a thousand years, still moves us most with her life and work. Thirty years ago she was still an obscure saint from Germany little known outside her home… Continue reading Hildegard of Bingen, A Saint Whose Spirit Soared Free

The Winter Queen of the Soul

In order to make articles and columns available to readers here, I am reprinting them as posts.  This first appeared in Moondance, December, 2008. Where I live in New England winter’s snow cover makes the land seem frozen into eternal barrenness. Yet, during this cold season, nature labors below the surface to recreate the earth;… Continue reading The Winter Queen of the Soul

Celebrating Our Birthdays and Changing the World

In order to make articles and columns available to readers here, I am reprinting them as posts.  This first appeared in Moondance, December, 2008. I have now lived fifty years on the one planet in the universe that we know has life on it. In that time, the sun has dawned and set 18,262 times;… Continue reading Celebrating Our Birthdays and Changing the World

Hand to Hand Across Time

The older I get, the sparer my spiritual universe becomes, and the more I wonder if I would have felt more comfortable in a Paleolithic world. There is something essential– self-confidently spiritual, as star-bright and as earthy as a diamond–about the cave paintings and other artifacts our most ancient ancestors left behind. I especially love… Continue reading Hand to Hand Across Time

Mary Moody Emerson: Independent Spirit

If you would like to read a blog post I wrote for Her Circle Ezine’s Inner Circle blog about Mary Moody Emerson, an initiator of American Transcendentalism and a woman who found her own way despite the constrictions of Victorian life, click on the link below! Mary Moody Emerson                                                                               ~ Carolyn Lee Boyd

This Old House, Part One

The house that I live in is more than 150 years old; it was built in about 1850 as housing for workers in the textile mill down the street.  Everyday, when I put my clothes into bins under the bed because there are no closets or stuff the groceries into the cupboards that were built… Continue reading This Old House, Part One