Ordinary Mysticism

The other day somebody at work paid me a compliment, and told me that I was a natural storyteller.Last night Fran and I had dinner with a couple, relatively new friends whom we're still getting to know. The subject of "how we met" came up, and Fran and I began to weave our complicated tale: meeting at a pagan gathering, the dance of flirtation and ignoring each other... the story involved a sweatlodge, and all-night conversation by a bonfire, and, eventually, my meeting Rhiannon and her own … [Read more...]


Yesterday my wife and I recorded an interview with StoryCorps. Fran interviewed me. I talked about my childhood memories of religion, my spiritual awakening at age 16, my entry into and eventual disillusionment with the charismatic renewal, and my adult journey from Episcopalianism to Neopaganism to Catholicism, always with the foundational interest in Christian and world mysticism impelling me forward.It was quite a lot of fun. StoryCorps is set up at our local public radio station, so we … [Read more...]