Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ask Baba Yaga: I Know I'm Lashing Out and I Can't Stop, It Feels Too Good

Baba Yaga by Allen Douglas
Do you know of poison gardens? The ones which give warnings in large, large letters at the gate that the plants within have the power to kill you? Some people need that warning. But what do you do if you suspect you're turning into one of these poisonous people?

This week's question and answer (via poet and oracle Taisia Kitaiskaia* of The Hairpin):
(Originally posted at The Hairpin HERE)

Ouch. Sounds like someone has a festering internal blight that needs some healing stat. Hopefully the Baba made how to stop the "fiending" (love that word!) clear... No quick fixes here though. 

Wow, I really feel for that person. Hopefully the Baba's words in their "sense of non" make it past consciousness to the inner place it's needed and help this person with their soul-scaping...

Heavy stuff. I think I need a cup of tea.

What do you think of Baba Yaga's advice?

Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
You can!
There's now an email address where you can send your questions
directly to Baba Yaga herself.
AskBabaYaga AT gmail DOT com
To encourage Baba Yaga to continue imparting her no-bones-about-it wisdom (ok, there may be some gristle in there... bones too), I suggest we not to leave her box empty... 

Thank you Baba Yaga (& Taisia).

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. Born in Russia and raised in America, she's had her poems and translations published in Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, and others.
** Actually, it's only gotten worse as I've gotten older. Baba's right - wonder is always mixed with fear. It doesn't have to be fear of the 'thing', it can just be fear of yourself (and I have plenty of that). It's one of the reasons I'm not so averse to this " dark fairy tales" trend, or of delving into the shadier sides of the stories. When you've been surrounded for a long time (as we have) by bubblegum and glitter tales, they lose their strength and ability to bite when you need them to. I like my stories to be strong and my fairy tales to have teeth...

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