A Field Guide to Divine Foraging Rituals
Proposed actions for more-than-human symbiosis/activism/divine foraging
Thistle Bonnet (for distribution of feathery pappus)
A Water Offering at Hest Bank
(Anglo Saxons believed what you took in your hand grew in weight; that matter and intention could merge and form a new union creating a sacred entity. These objects were often used in ritual offerings or as divination tools.)
Take time to integrate into your surroundings.
When you're ready select a waterside pebble - wait until something catches your eye, a shape, colour or texture perhaps (this is how the pebble attracts your attention.)
Go for a walk and hold the pebble in your hand, feeling the temperature and texture against your skin.
Notice a communion as you share your warmth and microbes.
Now think about infusing the pebble with love (I mean love as a sensual, molecular intermingling) fill the pebble with love.
When you’re ready place the pebble at the water’s edge.
If there are more pebbles put them together and form a cairn or, if you’re feeling vibrant you might throw the pebble into the sea.
As the pebble hits the water imagine your love bursting out like sun rays across the Bay.
(Hest Bank Beach is a small, stony beach on the edge of Morecambe Bay. There you’ll find an abundance of sea glass, pottery, seabird feathers, driftwood and big lumps of slag shunted down the coast from Warton by the estuary’s intertidal drift. You might also spot curlews, oystercatchers, gulls and terns.)