Thursday, July 8, 2010

The magical and spiritual practice of weaving

 Over at The Magical Buffet Blog, writer Paula Chaffee Scardamalia introduces us to the magical and spiritual craft of weaving in her post titled Weaving a Woman's Life

"...Woven means that there are vertical threads and horizontal threads crossing over and under each other to create the fabric (remember making those loop potholders as a child?). Weaving’s structure is basic and symbolic. In that physical act of horizontal over vertical the metaphysical is invoked. Within so many world religions and spiritual traditions, there is the crossing of the horizontal over the vertical – the Christian cross, the Celtic cross, the pagan cross, the Egyptian ankh, the Druidic Tree of Life, Native American traditions’ honoring of the four directions, and others – that often represents both the masculine and feminine forces, the material and the spiritual, in relationship to each other."  ...(Cont.)...