Jude Lally

View all posts by Jude Lally. Jude Lally is an artist, a writer and holder of sacred space. She grew up a few miles from Loch Lomond, where the river Read More …

(Prose 2) The Cailleach: The Ancestral Mother of Scotland By Jude Lally

A Wild and Ancient Site There are many sites across Scotland and Ireland relating to the Cailleach for there wasn’t just one Cailleach as she had many sisters. Less than Read More …

(Prose 1) The Cailleach: The Ancestral Mother of Scotland by Jude Lally

“She is a symbolic personification of a cosmos that has been in place since time immemorial, certainly since before human society.”                    Read More …

(Essay 4) Radical Doll Making From Willendorf to Today: The Relevance of an Ancient Tradition by Jude Lally

Doll in Folklore Before she died, Vasalisa was given a doll by her mother and advised to feed the doll and ask its advice when she needed it. Clarissa Pinkola Read More …

(Essay 3) Radical Doll Making From Willendorf to Today: The Relevance of an Ancient Tradition by Jude Lally

Radical Doll Making I call myself a radical doll maker taking this practice back to its roots. Back to roots of dolls as tools of magic, of holding intention, created Read More …

(Essay 2) Radical Doll Making From Willendorf to Today: The Relevance of an Ancient Tradition by Jude Lally

Sacred Becoming the Political In looking into the theories of the stone goddess figurines and the artists of the cave art, it doesn’t take long before we become entangled in Read More …

(Essay 1) Radical Doll Making From Willendorf to Today: The Relevance of an Ancient Tradition by Jude Lally

When I look at the ancient stone female figurines (such as the Woman of Willendorf), I wonder at about the people who made them and how those people experienced the Read More …

(Imbolc essay) The Story of an Imbolc Doll by Jude Lally

So far it has been an odd winter here in the foothills of the Appalachians. While we have had frosty mornings and cold crystal clear nights with a host of Read More …

(Meet Mago Contributor) Jude Lally

Jude Lally is an artist, a writer and holder of sacred space. She grew up a few miles from Loch Lomond, where the river Leven meets the mighty River Clyde, Read More …