These aren’t the gods you’re looking for.

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At some point in your spiritual journey, you have to stop looking over other people’s shoulders and wondering what’s in their god box, wondering if someone might be having a deeper spiritual experience than you. I guess I am at that point. I like my god box just fine. I’m pretty sure it’s empty. In any case, it’s my box and I’m keeping it. [Read more...]

The space between the words

Mandy Martin, "Wanderers in the desert of the real"

Words do have meanings. And those meanings are important. Without them, we could not communicate with one another. But our words should serve us; we should not serve them. Life happens the space between the words. [Read more...]

I hate ewe’s milk.

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Personally, my February celebration has nothing to do with sheep or with milk — except that both are white and so is the snow on the ground outside right now. [Read more...]

So Sannion, Galina Krasskova, and John Halstead walk into a bar, and the bartender says …

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You thought it wasn’t possible.  You thought it couldn’t be done.  But I have lived to tell the story! I’m here to tell you that you can sit down with that person from the Internet who you think hates you and have a civil, even friendly, conversation.  Tonight, I had Pagan Tea Time over Skype [Read More...]

Gods I have known, Part 2: Macrocosm

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What is the relationship between the gods of my psyche and the gods of nature? They are not the same, but the are connected, connected through me. The morning sun rising in the east and the Bright Youth are not the same, but the sun I see through my window in the morning does call to the Bright Youth in me. And the Bright Youth responds. The earth I touch with my fingers calls to the Mother, in both her guises, Nurturing and Devouring. The bright green shoots rising from the earth and the green leaves on the trees on my street in the spring, these call to the Stag King. I am a clearing where the gods within and the gods without meet. [Read more...]

Gods I have known, Part 1: Microcosm

"Zeus no longer rules Olympus but rather the solar plexus." -- Carl Jung

I have come to know many other gods. They were always present with me, but I discovered their names and their words of invocation in the myths of antiquity, in the literature of today, and in my dreams. I invoke these gods and goddesses at my altar. I pour libations to them in their seasons. I honor them and hold each sacred in their time and place. [Read more...]


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