Knowing our places, inside and out

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T. Thorn Coyle’s book “Make Magic of Your Life” focuses on desire and making desires into reality, taking the reader on a journey with the four powers of the Sphinx: to know, to will, to dare and to keep silent, and a fifth power, the power to manifest. All of us are driven by desire: our desire to be, to know, to have and to do, one way or another, is behind all of our seeking, our journeys, and our choices. My pilgrimage of connection with place in my life is driven, fundamentally, by the desire to belong to something greater than myself, and to something greater than human. [Read more...]

Make Magic of Your Life: wherever you are

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Niki Whiting takes the concepts from T. Thorn Coyle’s recent book, Make Magic of Your Life, and applies them to the idea of Place. [Read more...]

In love with the Gods of the city

Image by k1ng. Used under CC license.

Joshua Graham hates trees! –No, not really. But he loves the city. This month’s guest post explores a personal perspective on urban Paganism. [Read more...]

The importance of beauty

The view from my bathroom window this morning.

Beauty is a vitally important part of my relationship with place, and I think of beauty as a particularly Pagan value. [Read more...]

The Sit Spot

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No matter how well you think you know a place, you can’t really know it until you’ve spent a long time sitting quietly in one little spot. [Read more...]

A Place Within A Place: reconsidering what is sacred

Elisabet Ney Museum : Hyde Park : Austin, Texas

In thinking of Places within Places, and finding deep connection in an urban environment, it is especially important to consider what constitutes aliveness and how we define ‘sacred’ or ‘spirit’. [Read more...]

Walking meditation

Birds on a pond, Queens Park, Glasgow Dec 2012

One of my key practices is the walking meditation. Usually, I just step outside and start walking, and if a street or path catches my eye — perhaps a corner I’ve never turned onto before, or one I haven’t walked on lately — I see where it takes me. [Read more...]


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