Rik Garrett‘s “Earth Magic” photo series has recently been collected into a book, and is now for sale here (US) and here (International). “Earth Magic” portrays women in nature, in a raw, but very natural way. The women are one with the landscape of the wood, mysterious weavers of the weird within the forest’s primordial depths.
In the making and binding of the book, Garrett was inspired by the style of the Malleus Maleficarum, which was a sort of pocket-book for witch hunters in the 15th century. Garret’s intent is obviously more positive, but his theme is similar. If you are looking for witches in the forest – this is what they might look like.
Each book contains 13 photos (like the number of members in a coven) and each book is different. The pictures are picked from a pool of 30 total photos and randomized. So even if you buy two books, they will most likely be different.
Here are some photos from the Earth Magic series:
I love this project! Oshun and Obba are two of my favorites.
I would love to see this project done with other spiritual paths as well.
Yoruba is a spiritual tradition from West Africa that has spread to many parts of the world.
You can read my post about Yoruba here.
(Devastation of Hurricane Sandy in Battery Park, NYC)
In 2012 Climate Change wasn’t even mentioned in the presidential debates for the first time in 2 decades.
The world conference on climate change in Rio was a joke with no real solutions.
This week Hurricane Sandy made herself heard by slamming into the financial heart of America (New York).
As humans we think that our little, consumption based system has triumphed over nature.
But we are only a grain of sand among trillions.
Nature is 5 billion years old.
Humans as a species are 30,000 years young.
The Modern Capitalist World order is an infant at 200 years young.
Can we really triumph over the forces of nature?
7.5 million in the East Coast lose power.
That’s 2% of the United State’s total population!
When will we wake up?
Let us wake up and start living on this planet with a manner of dignity and respect.
Or else we can look forward to the following future below for Consumption Based America:
(This photo is not from Sandy. It is a fake. But it is still a good image of where we’re headed. )