The Story of Emily’s Underworld Journey

by Emily Prentice I grew up with an inclination to go barefoot. I poked at wet soil with sticks, wrecked my clothes playing potato-bug in the grass. My first communions with the underworld were mud pies and fairy houses tucked into the roots of trees, though it’d be a couple decades before I thought of … Read more

The Story of My Underworld Journey

The Underworld is a secret hidden space of destruction and generation. It is caves, swamps, worms that wriggle in the deep and aerate the soil, mythical lands of the ancestors, dark nights of the soul, ego deaths. The Underworld is a place where souls rest, where deities rule, and a place where heroes journey. I’ve … Read more

How To Tell If You’re On An Underworld Journey

by Emily Prentice There is an underworld inside all of us. It’s in the foods we eat, in the stories we carry, in the cycles we honor, in the fluctuations we feel. Underworlds are a natural part of life. Think of seasons, soil, moon phases, mycelium networks! If we’re connected to the rest of our … Read more

What is an Underworld Journey?

The Underworld is the land of the dead. That’s true enough. But it’s also so much more. Think about the most basic physical manifestations of the Underworld: mushrooms. Mushrooms the fruiting body of a fungus that lives below the ground, deeply interconnected by mycelium. And these mycelial beings break down dead things. They serve an … Read more