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Ariana’s Musings

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On Writing

On Writing

Let the roots sink down
The skin soften
Images, impressions gently arrive
Or maybe pour in
Until I can taste them on my tongue

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Return again…

Return again…

Tools for navigating the dark night of winter solstice. For years now I’ve been practicing slowing down to honor the winter solstice, and still I have to remind myself that it’s OK to do so amidst a culture that wants us to constantly be on our game.

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The Shadow Queen and Her Wild Ones

The Shadow Queen and Her Wild Ones

The Shadow Queen loves the underdog. She herself was scorned for her differences at a young age, made to walk apart from others. So she wandered off into the forest, away from the world of humans and their cruel ways…

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Ode to Summer

Ode to Summer

❀ ODE TO SUMMER ❀Summer is drawing to a close, but I can earnestly say I have loved it well. And gratefully I can say it has loved me as well! I am not yet ready to wrap my cloak around and do nothing but sip cocoa by the fire, but I am listening to the whisper of the...

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The Making of “From the Wild”

The Making of “From the Wild”

I set out to fall in love with this place. These beloved lands. Even the pulse of wild nature in my own veins. I began writing the title song in 2013, as its theme beckoned me to trace my roots back to the natural world from which I came…

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Into the Wild?

Into the Wild?

Into the Wild? Back around the time I started dreaming into my next album (the one just released!), I also started taking selfies in nature (this one’s from 2013 😮). I really just wanted to post beautiful nature pictures, but it seemed they didn’t get any attention...

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Album Release Artist’s Statement

Album Release Artist’s Statement

Painting landscapes with melody and rhythm, Ariana Saraha (vocals, percussion) and Fernando Medina (drums, percussion) have created a sonic world that pays homage to the more-than-human-world — the tumultuous undertow, raindrops hitting swaying trees…

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In Celebration of Cameron Powers

In Celebration of Cameron Powers

Dear friends ~ I want to take a moment to honor a great man who recently left us… We use words like “fearless,” “unapologetic,” and “wholehearted” now and again—Cameron lived under these banners every day. I have been honored to call him my primary musical mentor, and even more honored to call him my close friend.

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A Story for the Dark Moon

A Story for the Dark Moon

When I was in the very beginning of my “spiritual” path, I spent 3 years doing weekly dreamwork. Both of my parents were trained in the art, so I wasn’t a total stranger – but this was the first time I made a practice of writing down my dreams and working with them in a group.

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꧁Shadow Woman꧂

꧁Shadow Woman꧂

I was 22 when I had my first mystical experiences. One came to me in a dream: I dream I am in this small, black room, and I see no way out. But suddenly, out of nowhere, a cloaked woman appears. She beckons towards the wall…

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For Boulder {grief medicine}

For Boulder {grief medicine}

Sometimes grief moves in silence, a dark undertow too deep to fathom. Sometimes it is moments of bright grace, and tears that heal. Sometimes it is a screaming howl. Sometimes it’s gratitude. Sometimes rage. Always raw, unwieldy, unexpected…

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