Elisabeth P. Sikie, PhD

Shamanic Practitioner | Poet | Philosopher

Seeds of New Consciousness — Letting Go

I have been tending my garden this season as it incandescently displays its spring to summer transitional dance of relationships — sun, soil, wind, insects, birds, plants and seeds all in sacred interplay at the various stages of their lifecycles. Meanwhile I am the observant and reverent witch who caretakes this parcel of Earth with…   Read More

Daily Digging Nature – Recipe for Healing in Absurd Times

My wizard husband and I are fortunate to still be working during this surreal time. However the mood in our office is off of course as people struggle with the “new (NOT!) normal.” There is something very anti-human about distancing ourselves from each other, and wearing masks everywhere and washing our hands endlessly. Ultimately these…   Read More

Springing into 2020 – Thoughts on Depression and Living

I am thrilled to be back at this time of year when the energy of the season is all about the potency of winter cycling into the transformation of spring.  This is the time in which the plants are nearly ready to burst out of their sleepy dormancy to take a chance on fulfilling the…   Read More

Daily Witchery – Dragonfly! Communing with the Faery Realm

Last Sunday I had an amazing communion with a dragonfly. I was tending my garden beds while my wizard husband tended the yard. Suddenly, a large dragonfly appeared in the air front of me. I snapped to attention because I had not observed dragonflies in my garden till now. I was immediately excited and dropped…   Read More

Daily Witchery – The Garden as a Living Holographic Community

Our garden has been a place of deep healing and learning for me after coming off several decades of Western education and spiritual training. Everything is alive and awaiting to be revealed as I learn to pay more attention to what is happening on the micro and macro levels of life doing what it does.…   Read More

Personal Witchery – Assimilating Knowledge and reflecting on the long, strange trip it’s been

After coming off a graduate program that lasted fifteen years and after decades of esoteric study and spiritual training, I have had to ask myself what am I doing now? I am at the point in my life at which I am assimilating large amounts of knowledge and integrating some intense experiences that I have…   Read More

Seasonal Witchery – First Harvest & Summer Abundance

The summer season brings a first harvest. Even as we experience another heat wave here in Northern California, the first fruits from our garden have ripened and I have with much delight harvested some of them. Summer harvest is a sacred time of reaping what we have sown during the winter and spring seasons. During these earlier…   Read More