While checking out Facebook updates today one from Brian Bates arrived. Wikipedia say's, Brian "is best known as the author of best-selling books on the shamanic wisdom of Anglo-Saxon England, and for his award-winning course at Sussex on "'Shamanic Consciousness'".
My connection to Brian is horticultural, as we both worked at Christensen's nursery in The Bay Area. While we worked there at different times, our shared experience brought us together online some 30+ years later.
Today's update is , "May the mysteries of Midwinter darkness be be illuminated by the fire of your dreams", accompanied by the above photo. The photo and quote are perfect for what is turning into a rainy, stormy day here in The Sierra Nevada.