Green Tara, The Practice of Releasing Suffering

Green Tara by Erick DuPree

In my chanting practice I serve as Tara’s agent, absorbing the suffering of others and lifting them up to Tara, where she transmutes the suffering and transforms it into blessings. My work with Goddess Tara is truly amazing, because it balances my own suffering and empowers my intuition and empathy. In the devotional chanting, my awareness expands and I can feel the power of the blessings of Tara. I can see her touching the suffering of those whom she has guided me to chant for. I do not always know why, but I always know there is a need. [Read more...]

How to Survive Life (and Death) by Robert Kopecky (Review)

How to Survive Life and Death

I had started the book hoping for wild descriptions of near death experiences and the afterlife, because I am a drama addict. However, what I received from reading the book was perhaps more profound. [Read more...]

The Theban Oracle by Greg Jenkins (Review)

The Theban Oracle

Greg Jenkins has achieved the enviable accomplishment of creating a divination system with a great deal of depth and utility, while still being easy to understand by those just beginning along a magickal path. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pagan Life Lessons – Sacrifice

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How can we focus on our life goals when life itself seems bound and determined to prevent us from ever having time to devote to them? It’s easy to lose sight of our hopes and dreams when our schedules seem to be overflowing with distractions. [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: Why I’m Excited about BRINGING RACE TO THE TABLE

Bringing Race to the Table

We need to continue to confront the reality of racism in our Pagan subculture and our culture overall. BRINGING RACE TO THE TABLE is one small contribution to that effort. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Stepping Outside Our Boundaries

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Lots of things can change when you push your boundaries, and I’m still sifting through the continued effects of this stretching. [Read more...]

The Zen Pagan: Gods Save Us From Glorious Struggles

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Religion provides a ready-made us-versus-them narrative. This narrative often has little to do with the actual teachings of the religion, which in most cases are ambiguous at best or contradictory at worst on the topic of violence. But you don’t even need to know what those teachings are, as so-called “Islamic State” recruits cramming with The Koran for Dummies demonstrate. [Read more...]


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