About Erick DuPree

Erick DuPree is a writer, teacher, and wisdom seeker. A Zen Buddhist in the Soto lineage, he weaves traditional Buddhist precepts with rich Goddess based practices, that are decidedly Pagan. Co-Founder of the Dharma Pagan movement with Yeshe Rabbit Matthrews, he teaches meditation and mantra nationally, studies tantra with Dr. Douglas Brooks and maintains a rigorous sitting practice with his sangha.

Erick writes extensively, his titles include Alone In Her Presence: Meditations on the Goddess, Weaving Moonlight: Lunar Mysteries, Moving Towards Stillness: Zen Meditation and Daily Practice, as well as the forthcoming anthology Finding the Masculine in Goddess' Spiral. Learn more at erickdupree.com

Alone In Her Presence: Emmanuel, A Love Divine

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I have no faith in a child who would become a prophet that empowered patriarchy, but I do take comfort in love: that we are all born into this Love, the currency of peace. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Lou Florez – The Cultural Exchange of a Lifetime

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This is our moment as a community to invest in an exchange. Lou and his trip to Nigeria is destiny manifested. This is one culture exchange I think will heal past wounds of slavery and oppression, bridge gaps where deeper understanding is needed around the discovery of religious experiences that are new to us, and hopefully invite the dialogue that fosters love. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Dark Moon Rising… “What’s Your Ritual?”

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The moon is a great place to turn for magic. I find the Dark Moon, as the great transformer, to be the best motivator of intention as we transform and transmute our lives in our walk. Here is my Dark Moon ritual; what is yours? [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: When Love Takes Over

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It’s complicated, it always is, when we choose to be part of the solution on any issue. It’s about bringing love into the dialogue. When I write about love, I am writing about that complicated driving force that accepts the challenge, that is sometimes angry, and is unmitigating. When we accept the challenge, love eventually does show. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Halloween – Inviting the Secular

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Personally, I like my Halloween with green faced ‘witches’ and candy corn, trick or treating, and carved pumpkins. Oh, how I love candy corn and a jack-o-lantern! Sure, some of those items have folkloric history in pagan-based cultures, but I want to bob apples and throw lavish parties while eating candy corn till my stomach hurts. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Harvesting Under the Blood Moon

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The Blood Moon is rising today, and this lunar eclipse, like Earth’s changing season, is an example of how the universe can perfectly align. Let us embrace this powerful moment to create practices and set intentions. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: The Goddess Is In The Dirt

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For years, I heard the Christian expression to ‘lean on God’ in times of struggle, strife, and turmoil. But for many, and for centuries, that God isn’t or wasn’t an option. What if there was another option? What if we leaned on Earth and instead of the cup of salvation that Christianity offers, we sought to nurture the healing vessel of a Earth Mother? [Read more...]


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