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Naming the Whirlwind: speaking of “God”

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What words or phrases do you use to name that experience of mystery and wonder which many people call “God”? [Read more...]

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Being an atheist just ain’t what it used to be

God is not the answer to our questions. “God” is the name for the question itself. This is not a God in the gaps, in the sense of God filling the gaps in our knowledge, gaps which are increasingly shrunk by the advance of science — it a God who is a gap-maker, a God whose only commandment is to “forbid our premature closing of accounts with reality”, a God who reminds us to “love the questions” at least as much as the answers. [Read more...]

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The Power of Simple Gestures

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I extended my arms at my sides and turned my palms outward. Immediately I felt a change. I felt something happening inside of me. I felt less guarded, more open. I felt more connected to the other people in the room. I felt more open to the possibility of the ritual. All this just with a simple gesture! [Read more...]

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What in Sam Hain?

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When I became Pagan, I was ready to embrace Halloween as a Pagan holy day. I was very disappointed to learn that most Neo-Wiccans/Neo-Pagans celebrate Samhain a kind of Pagan Day of the Dead or All Souls Day, with little to no connection to the secular celebration of Halloween. I do think it is very important to have a Pagan holy day honoring our ancestors though; I just think it should be separate. [Read more...]

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Prayers I Can Pray

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I no longer ask you for either happiness or paradise;
all I ask of You is to listen and let me be aware of Your listening.
I no longer ask You to resolve my questions,
only to receive them and make them part of You.
I no longer ask You for either rest or wisdom,
I only ask You not to close me to gratitude. [Read more...]

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