Owning Land in an Animist World

We can own land, at least in a limited sense of the term. But owning land does not give us absolute control over it. Rather, it increases our ability and our responsibility to care for the land like the living, inspirited being it is. [Read more…]

We Don’t Have to Own the Land to Honor the Land

Humans have always been migrants. We may settle down for a few generations, but then we move on. While rooting ourselves to a particular place can be beneficial, any robust religion must accommodate human movement. Fortunately, Paganism can do this. [Read more…]

The Re-emergence of the Fair Folk in the Ordinary World

The Fair Folk never really went away. Perhaps they came into this world less often, but mainly we stopped noticing them. Now we’re seeing them, hearing them, and feeling the impact of their presence on an increasingly frequent basis. We’d best pay attention. [Read more…]

The Wisdom of the Forest God – A Pilgrimage into the Woods

The woods have always been a magical place for me, and my recent pilgrimage to the woods was an amazing experience. But I cannot stay in the woods – there is too much work to be done out here. [Read more…]

Mercury Retrograde: Magic Tips the Scales

Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow morning will remain retrograde until January 8. It doesn’t mean gremlins invade your computer and rewrite your e-mails, but it does mean communication will be more difficult than usual. My experiences with Mercury retrograde illustrate how magic doesn’t control anything but it influences everything. [Read more…]

Bears In My House

I dreamed there were bears in my house. They weren’t hurting anything, but I still wanted them out, because they were bears and bears can rip things to shreds if they decide that’s what they want to do. How can I relax if there are bears in my house? [Read more…]

Lessons From a Broken Flower

Something that could have been beautiful tried to rise too far too fast without the support it needed, and now it is no more. [Read more…]

I Do Believe In Mercury Retrograde! I Do, I Do, I Do!

There’s nothing like first-hand experience to change your beliefs – all of a sudden I’m a firm believer in Mercury Retrograde. [Read more…]