Aliens on our own planet? What science fiction and space exploration can teach us about our sense of place.

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We may often feel alien to ourselves and to the life around us – alienated – but the truth is that we are not. Not only this planet, but the land we stand on this very moment is our home, and we need to start behaving like it. [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...]

Two peoples, one mountain, our tales (Part 2)

Last week I told a creation myth based on this Northern California mountain that comes to us from the Chochenyo Ohlone who lived here before the Spanish arrived. This is another story about the same mountain that was told to me when I was a child. Aside from the fact that both my mother and [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...]

A space of no place

The entrance to the Spiegeltent

Last week I had the honour to conduct a handfasting in a Spiegeltent: it was bigger on the inside than it looked on the outside, and it felt as though it could transport us to any point in time or space. I would not have been surprised to open the doors to find myself in another country, or on the Moon, or in another solar system entirely. [Read more...]

The Work Of Our Hands: beauty, delight, and the sacred

Electric Cock : free range organic fried chicken : South Congress

The weather this week in Austin has been scrumptious! Glorious sunny, mild days that are perfect for getting out and discovering just what makes this city sacred. Today, on my last day, my Little Big and I went on Pilgrimage. [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...]


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