The Act of Untethering

Adj. 1. untethered – not confined or restricted with a tether. unbound – not restrained or tied down by bonds.

Faced with this scene in the alternative universe I have been inhabiting, I had cause to ponder upon what is tethering me at the moment, restraining me.

  • What has me tethered? The Death card reveals so much. After carrying the sweet soul of my beloved dog to lie in a fertile space death still has me tethered. I am restless, wandering almost aimlessly, numbed by the void that has been left behind. The place seems ‘deathly’ quiet and I would have her back, pain free, in a nano second. I have found it has been necessary to put myself into a kind of convalescence and I have isolated myself.
  • What is blocking my path? Profound grief at the loss of a companion who has walked with me and born witness as I have sought to reinvent myself.
  • How can I break free? Ultimately I will break free, especially when I meet and work with matched minds.

The Land of Delights

When it looked as if Christianity was taking hold in her native Campania in southern Italy, the Sibyl left her labyrinth of caves in Cumae below the temple of Apollo She had pronounced her oracles there for hundreds of years, but she was now taking to the hills, to make one of the last stands of paganism on the highestridge of the Apennines, still called the Monti Sibillini in her honour.
From The Beast to the Blonde by Marion Warner

This collection of repurposed cards, collaged with images from fantasy magazines and assorted old books records a healing inner journey into the world of the Sibyl in her labyrinth of caves in Cumae.

The imagery used in this collection of repurposed cards is from magazines like Juxtapoz which was founded by Robert Williams.

Postcards from the Land of Delights may be found featured in a Wild Inner Garden.