Candlelight Mysteries

candlelight service

an inner sanctuary of Darkness

Many times when I was younger I attended candlelight vigils on Christmas Eve at my hometown church. I have to say these were probably my favorite services, no preaching, just singing of soft hymns in minor keys. At no other time is there that kind of balance between Light and Dark in a church.

I also recall nights when I went with my parents to chior practice rather than being left home with a babysitter. I would wander around the sanctuary and surrounding rooms, playing quietly alone. There are few things more beautiful, in my opinion, than a sanctuary empty and shadowy with the tall stained glass windows lit from outside by streetlights. I still have dreams on occasion of wandering in a church through old balconies and unused rooms.

It’s no wonder I automatically loved “pagan” meditation circles and peace fires. Coming outside at night with candles and bonfires to do energy work under the stars.

Sacred places are never without Darkness, though some people may try to chase it away out of misplaced fear. There is powerful spiritual energy to be found if one can stop denying the natural inclination to balance with the Dark.

Advertisements

I am a writer/illustrator of various types of speculative fiction but mostly modern fantasy. I have loved magic, and the people and creatures who live with it and use it, all my life, and writing and drawing these people in modern environments makes it all the more real to me. I also like to add an element of Darkness and horror, as well as science fiction, for “flavor”. I am fascinated with everything from unicorns and dragons to vampires and demons.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Who does this chick think she is?
Contribute

Make a Donation Button

Why, you may ask, am I asking for donations? Please consider that I spend hours wording my posts and creating original artwork to enhance their meaning. If you've enjoyed and hopefully felt enlightened (or endarkened?) by what you've read, and if you'd like to see more articles, I would truly appreciate your funds and your energy. Also, I would like to produce some books in the future, both of these kinds of articles and fiction stories, and your funding would help this immensely.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 52 other followers

%d bloggers like this: