Re-enchanting the World

The current trend of supernatural TV shows reflects the general feeling that something is wrong with our world, as well as the desire for magical skills to cope with these troublesome times. We can be mindlessly entertained by Hollywood witchcraft, we can be depressed because it isn’t real, or we can use it as inspiration to do something that is real. [Read more…]

Away, Come Away

The lore of Samhain speaks of creatures who cross the veil from the Otherworld to this world. What might they say to us, or at least to those of us inclined to hear with more than physical ears? [Read more…]

Nine Things I Think

Nine Things I Think: a new blog, a podcast, football, Dick Tracy’s watch-phone, and a TV full of witches. Oh, and an upcoming sermon on Druids. [Read more…]

The Joy of Halloween

Cathy and I don’t have children, but on Halloween night we’ll have our porch light on and the candy bowl ready. I’ll carve a pumpkin and if the weather is nice I’ll open a window and play scary music. It’s the least I can do to keep a tradition alive that meant so much to me as a kid. [Read more…]

Facilitating Religious Experiences

Religious experiences happen when individuals are ready and when the gods so desire. All we can do as priests and priestesses is to make them easier, and we do that best when we understand they will come in the way they will come and not in the way we’d like them to come. [Read more…]

Responding to a Dysfunctional Society

Seeing what’s wrong with our mainstream society is easy. Figuring out what to do about it is not. We need radicals on the edge, but even if all we can be is a silent presence, we still make the world a better place than if we weren’t here. [Read more…]

Religious Buyer’s Remorse

I’m thankful for the freedom and opportunity to explore virtually every religion ever known to humanity, but these seemingly unlimited options come with a cost. In an environment where we are truly free to choose, religious buyer’s remorse is inevitable. [Read more…]

Hearing the Call

How can you know if you’re hearing the call of a goddess or god? All I can tell you is what I’ve heard, what I’ve experienced, and what I’ve done… and that I’m very glad I listened and responded. [Read more…]