All I need is a little bit of magic

At her blog, Onion Work, Ruby Sara has recently posted about the beginnings of her spiritual journey and the fascination that magic played.  She denies that this fascination with magic was escapism: And it was for magic specifically that I ached. To some, this yearning may seem the antithesis of my views regarding the need for a [Read More...]

Eating God Eating Us

I have been trying to write this post for a week or so and I am still struggling with it.  In my last post, I wrote about the ambivalent attitude I have about food, and how Neopagan myth has helped me to experience what Jane Ellen Harrison calls the “sacramental mystery of life and nutrition [Read More...]

Plunging myself into matter

Until relatively recently, I have always had an ambivalent attitude about food.  It is an attitude I inherited from my father, which undoubtedly has a great deal to do with our metabolisms.  Both of us are thin and neither of us enjoy food as we should.  My mother was fond of saying that some people [Read More...]

The hidden blessing of technical difficulties

Well, my website AmericanNeopaganism.com is frozen by the hosting service for a violation of the terms of service.  Interestingly, the hosting service, in this case Webs.com, just freezes the account and doesn’t tell the owner why.  You have to them email them and wait for 3-5 days for a response.  Today is day 3, and [Read More...]

There is only one infinite game: Life

As you know, I have been wrestling with the concept of death as an act of creation, specifically how to make of my own death an act of creation.  A few days ago, I found a book I have had for years which had fallen down between stacks of papers, Finite and Infinite Games, by [Read More...]


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