No Unsacred Place

If you really pay attention you may have noticed a change in the blog roll earlier today. The new addition is No Unsacred Place, a new blog on “Earth and Nature in Pagan Traditions.” It’s part of the Pagan Newswire Collective and it will cover religion, spirituality and the environment from a Pagan perspective.

I’ll be blogging there once a week or so, plus I’ll be writing a monthly column titled “The Sacred in Suburbia”. Suburbs have a rather bad reputation in Pagan, environmental and progressive circles… much of that reputation is deserved, but as with anything or any place, they’re a mixture of good and bad. But a lot of people live there – people we need to connect with, not isolate.

My approach will not be to sing the praises of suburbia, but rather to help people who live in suburbs (whether by choice, by necessity, or by some combination of the two) form and maintain connections to Nature and the Spirits of Nature. The perfect is the enemy of the good – I want to help people to focus on doing what they can where they can and not feel like there’s nothing they can do because they live in the “wrong” neighborhood.

My first column is titled “Connecting to Nature” and it was posted earlier this evening.

I hope you’ll make “No Unsacred Place” a part of your regular reading.

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About John Beckett

I’m a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’m an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. This year I’m also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of CUUPS National. I’m a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

I write as a spiritual practice. It helps me organize my thoughts and work through ideas and concepts. It helps me evaluate my beliefs and practices against my core values and against what I know (or at least, what I think I know) to be true. It helps me interpret my experiences (religious and otherwise) in ways that are both meaningful and honest.