About Erick DuPree

Erick DuPree is a feminist voice in modern Goddess centered spirituality. A published author and facilitator on reclaiming the divine sacredness within, he teaches on the intersection of sexuality, masculinity, and Goddess mysteries from a matrifocal lens. His writings have been featured across numerous publications including; The Wild Hunt, Huff Post, Tricycle: A Buddhist Review, PaganSquare, yoganonymous, and in several anthologies. Erick currently writes Alone In Her Presence: Reflections & Rituals to the Goddess, hosted at Patheos.com.

As author, his titles include Alone In Her Presence: Meditations on the Goddess, and Weaving Moonlight: Lunar Mysteries, Meditations and Magic for the Soul and the forthcoming Wisdom From The Heart: The Goddess In Battle, Seduction, and Abundance. As an anthologist, his writings have been included in Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul and Bringing Race to the Table. He is editor of Finding the Masculine in Goddess' Spiral by Immanion Press.

Erick has studied with many teachers, and weaves from diverse wisdom traditions, including his 20 year sadhana with Zen Buddhism, Reclaiming Collective, Rajanaka Tantra with his teacher Dr. Douglas Brooks, and his work with beloved colleague and friend Yeshe Rabbit Matthews.

Learn more about Erick at www.erickdupree.com

Alone In Her Presence: Paganism’s Permission to Dare

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What is distinct about Paganism is that we have no litmus test for belief entry. Personally, I’m not deeply invested in what anyone believes, not my editor Jason Mankey or my fellow writer John Halstead. I am far more interested in what someone knows. I want to know about how you come into your magical experience. How you document it, break it apart and put it back together. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Caitlyn Jenner and Still Knowing Goddess

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When Caitlyn Jenner appeared today on the the cover of Vanity Fair, and my first thought was “This too, is Goddess.” [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Turning In to Turn Back Out

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I wonder how many of us are in need of turning back in just a little bit? Not depressed, or sad, we are living full and meaningful lives, but we’ve lost connection. In times like this the only thing I know how to do is a hard reset and return to basics. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: An Open Heart and a Naked Soul

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I have come to know the Goddess as the vessel of our most intimate self. Whether in worship, public ritual, or alone in her presence what the Goddess has provided me is a vessel. Sometimes this is a liminal vessel whereby we are standing on the edge of magic, and other times it is simply holy emptiness. Shallow or deep this vessel is the fertile mantle I build my Spiritual practice upon. It is where I touch suffering, and release it. It is where I set my intentions for the world, and invite transmutation of personal karma [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Heart Leads the Way – The Practice of Loving Kindness

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The universe has an odd way of inviting me to question deeper. As I sat down to write today, the tea bag in my cup of tea offered this wisdom, ” Let your heart speak to other’s hearts.” And I thought to myself, what might it look like if Valentine’s Day got a re-fame. That instead of romantic love, and the pursuit of it, we instead focused our hearts on loving the self. What does your heart say to you and how does it lead the way [Read more...]

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...]

Alone In Her Presence: Letting Go – The Practice from Hostage to Hopeful

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Letting go might be the hardest thing to put into practice. There are many things in our daily life, both material and immaterial, that we attach to. For some of us, it is the expectation to live our lives in accordance to another’s rule book. For others, we are hostages to our own doubt. For me, it was overcoming the years of feeling not good enough and finally knowing worthiness. This attachment to “not good enough” is something that I continue to work through and with. That is the practice, why it is called “doing the work.” [Read more...]


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