Integration – A Review

Pagan Pride Day - White Rock Lake, Dallas

2013 has not been an easy year for me, but it has been a year of learning and growth, and a year of integration. I’ll call that a success. [Read more...]

The Secret History of the World

the secret history of the world

If you’re expecting an exposé of occult secrets from The Secret History of the World you’ll be disappointed. If you’re expecting typical history you’ll be frustrated. But if you’re looking for a myth to show you how we got where we are and where we’re headed, give it a try. [Read more...]

Nine Things I Think

ice storm Dec2013 12

Nine Things I Think: photography, a new blog, conventions and workshops, Pope Francis, the speed of societal change, and more. [Read more...]

A Solstice Walk

Winter Solstice Sunset 01

According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the astronomical solstice will occur tomorrow at 11:11 AM Central Time. Before the rebirth, though, there is one final sunset. Come with me, if you will, on a Solstice walk. [Read more...]

Wrestling With The Gods

Athena Parthenos

Like all the Big Questions of Life, the nature of the gods is ultimately uncertain. We can choose to ignore these big questions. We can give them some casual thought, then drop them when they lead us to places that are inconvenient. Or we can wrestle with the gods, in full knowledge that we may be injured and we will be changed, and through our wrestling find answers that bring us meaning and wisdom. [Read more...]

Pagan Unity

but this (image from the Robin Wood Tarot)

Pagan unity isn’t about forgetting our philosophical and theological differences and doing the same Wicca Lite ritual on the Solstice. Pagan unity is about working together respectfully to advance our common interests and boost our common signal while we explore our individual traditions in depth. [Read more...]

Lessons From the Marathon

the start of the 2003 Dallas White Rock Marathon

The myth that inspired the modern marathon ended with the runner dropping dead. Yet every year, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people complete this supposedly impossible feat. It makes you wonder what else we think is impossible is merely improbable, awaiting only the proper application of science, art, and will to manifest it in this world. [Read more...]

Five Ritualists at Dinner

dining room table

If you want to advance the state of the art of modern Paganism, resist the lure of Hogwarts and instead invite five ritualists over for dinner. [Read more...]


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