Archives for September 2010

Pagan Leadership – Roles

TommyElf has a thought-provoking podcast where, motivated by the passing of Isaac Bonewits, he discusses the future of Pagan leadership. He has some very relevant thoughts and I won’t attempt to summarize them so much as use them as a jumping-off point for my own ideas about what we have, what we need, and where [Read More…]

Pagan Pride Day

Daily Spiritual Practice for Pagans class.  Thanks to David Pollard for the photo. I had a nice time at the DFW Pagan Pride Day yesterday.  Yes, it was hot, but there’s a fair amount of shade on the UU Oak Cliff property, plus air conditioning in the two buildings.  And dealing with the heat is [Read More…]

Spiritual Practice Techniques: Prayer

This is the second in an occasional series on spiritual practice techniques, and will be part of my presentation tomorrow at the DFW Pagan Pride Day. The practice of prayer has somewhat of a uneven reputation in the Unitarian Universalist and Pagan communities. Some of us doubt the efficacy of prayer. Others have been turned [Read More…]

Burning the Quran

By now I suspect most everyone is aware of Florida pastor Terry Jones’ plan to burn copies of the Quran, the holy book of Islam. He claims that Islam is “of the devil” and that God wants him to burn the Quran. He has been asked not to do this by religious figures who correctly [Read More…]

Pagan Pride Day

If you’re in the DFW area, come out to this Saturday’s Pagan Pride Day at the UU Church of Oak Cliff.  It runs from 10 AM to 10 PM.   At 1:30 I’ll be leading a workshop on Daily Spiritual Practice for Pagans. Our North Texas Pagan Pride Day 2010Will be held at…Unitarian Universalist Church of [Read More…]


stock photo of Hawk in flight from Wikimedia Commons. After two and a half weeks of relative calm, my paying job turned nasty again on Friday – yet another case of insufficient resources to meet the expectations which weren’t communicated clearly to begin with.  Nothing I can’t work through, but it really threw me and [Read More…]

Return of a Shaman

Here are links to four versions of the same story about an archeological dig at a 12,000 year old site in Israel: from TIME Magazine, US News & World Report (which appears to be republishing Science Magazine), the Christian Science Monitor, and the BBC. The site is significant because it gives us a picture of [Read More…]

Facing Death

Here’s a link to the Photography Blog of the Dallas Morning News, where the photo editor asks if pictures of the dead from open-casket funerals should be published. Two pictures are included: a close-up of the mother kissing her dead son, and a longer, wider shot with the casket slightly out of focus. The editor [Read More…]