After The Tower, The Sun

I try to help us learn skills and practices that will help us survive and succeed, and I advocate for religions that promote virtues and enable connections. And occasionally, I try to remind us all that while we’re living in Tower Time, the Sun is coming. [Read more…]

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The Two Obligations of Good Religion

There are two obligations of good religion: to heal the world and to heal ourselves. To be focused on the world out there and the world within. To feed others and to remember that we need to eat too. The text from today’s Sunday service at Denton UU. [Read more…]

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Purity: Its Necessity and Its Abuses

Most Pagans and many polytheists cast circles, do house cleansings, and put up wards. We understand the necessity for purity, even if we don’t always take it as far as we should. But there are times when the concept of purity can be abused. [Read more…]

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An Introduction to Religious Experience

There is a great lack of understanding of religious experience in our contemporary Western society. This is not surprising. Religious experiences are messy, they’re subjective, and they don’t play by the rules of orthodoxy – they’re hard for religious leaders to control. [Read more…]

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Belief and the Experience of Awe

A psychological study says that awe-inspiring moments increase our tendency to believe in Gods and magic. While the study is based on non-theistic assumptions, its findings can be helpful to Pagans and other religious people. [Read more…]

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A Need For Divination

It’s necessary for us to stay focused on the tasks at hand. But we also need to know where our paths will take us and what obstacles or opportunities we might be overlooking. And sometimes, we need an answer from the Gods. [Read more…]

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Polytheism in Difficult Times

Many of us are dealing with health issues, family emergencies, and stressful jobs. The political situation makes things worse. But remember you have a place in our community and Gods who called you to Their service. Do what you need to do, and ask for the help you need. [Read more…]

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The Mercedes Demon

When I was younger I wanted everything the mainstream culture told me I was supposed to want. I was miserable because I didn’t have it and I couldn’t see a path to getting it. Those painful thoughts aren’t as distant as I wish they were. [Read more…]

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