Praying While You’re Fighting

Life is challenging, especially for those of us who are awake. There are this-world concerns that require our urgent attention. But our spiritual practices, devotions, and holy day celebrations are a connection to our Source – they need our attention too. [Read more…]

How a Commitment to Facts and Truth Led Me to Paganism

I’ve always believed that facts are sacred, that I should follow where the facts lead, and that truth is built on facts. Your journey may lead you elsewhere, but my commitment to facts and truth led me to Paganism. [Read more…]

The Inauguration: Maintain the Sovereignty of Your Mind

The need for clear thinking, honest speaking, and courageous action are stronger than ever. If we are to respond according to our values and not the values of Trump and his ilk, we must maintain the sovereignty of our minds. [Read more…]

Can “Prayer Warriors” Harm Pagans?

We can’t keep “prayer warriors” from impacting us, but we can keep them from stopping us. We can keep being Pagans and practicing Paganism day in and day out. Over time, our skill and confidence will grow and the impact of those working against us will fade. [Read more…]

When You Know Something Needs To Be Done But You Don’t Know What

I’m more than a little reluctant publish a list of things that need to be done. My work is not your work, even if we’re playing on the same team. But when multiple people ask the same question at the same time, that’s usually a sign I’m supposed to write about it. [Read more…]

When You Fail An Ordeal

There is no shame in failure. There is plenty of shame in repeated, obstinate failure. If you failed an ordeal think long and hard about why you asked for initiation in the first place. Do you need to find another path? Or do you need to ask again for initiation? [Read more…]

Mystical Experiences Through Deep Practice

Mystical experiences are found in every religion and are often spontaneous. Most people ignore them or rationalize them away, but for those of us who understand and appreciate them, they can be the deepest, most meaningful experiences in our lives. [Read more…]

Off the Edge of the Map

Go into a bookstore and you’ll see many different maps that show many different routes to many different places. But when it comes to ecstatic and oracular practices, most of us are working off the map. [Read more…]