Right Livelihood

I just finished Chapter 22, “Marriage and Loneliness”, in John Trevor’s autobiography, My Quest for God.  In this chapter, Trevor struggles with balancing the security of marriage and work with the desire for spiritual growth.  On the one hand, he explains that marriage grounded him in a way he had never been before: “It was [Read More...]

Fall is here!

Fall is here!  Well, it’s been here for about two weeks now.  It is gorgeous.  It’s what we call “jacket weather”, the air is crisp, although when you stand in the sunshine (which has been bountiful that last few days) it is almost hot. Some of the trees are just starting to turn.  One thing [Read More...]

Getting the Story Straight

Last night during our (belated) family Autumn Equinox ritual, my wife got frustrated.  Specifically, she got frustrated because of the “fuzzy” nature of Neopagan myth. Here’s some background: My wife’s LDS (Mormon), but very supportive of my Pagan faith.  In case you’re just joining my blog, I used to be LDS.  I left the Mormon [Read More...]

Family Fall Equinox Ritual (revised)

Introduction The last family ritual we did was at Midsummer.  What is Midsummer?  It’s also called First Fruits.  Do you remember what we did?  Why did we do that? Today is the Fall Equinox.  What is the Equinox? Today is about sacrifice.  And it is about the connection between death and life.  Today is also [Read More...]

People Who Inspire Me — Part One (Deceased)

Each of the individuals below is someone whose writings have has a profound influence on me, but who also are people who I admire because of their biography as well. 1.  John Trevor (1855-1930) The founder of the British Labour Church.  I’ve posted about Trevor before and will post about him again.  I half suspect [Read More...]

Listening to the three kindreds

I have written previously about listening as a form of meditation … listening to the silence within us, listening to where the words come from, as a way of connecting to the Unconscious.  I recite this poem to myself before I begin to meditate in this way: When I lean over the chasm of myself, [Read More...]


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