Pagan Discipline

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Discipline is neither an act of ego and domination nor an act of submission to a higher power. It’s an act of true will, using the conscious mind to align all parts of an individual with their highest values and most sacred practices. [Read more...]

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Differences Matter and Trying Isn’t Enough

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Yes, you can chop with a knife and carve with an axe, but not well. Wanting isn’t enough. Trying isn’t enough. Differences matter. Ignore the differences and you’re likely to damage the knife or injure yourself or both. [Read more...]

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Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions

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The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing but bewildering assortment of choices. And like a buffet, picking spiritual practices at random can lead to an unhealthy diet. [Read more...]

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5 Reasons You Can’t Find the Right Spiritual Path

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Religion used to be simple: you learned the religion of your family growing up and that was that. Now there are more spiritual and religious options available now than at any time in history. But more choices makes life more complicated. [Read more...]

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A New Order – A Summer Solstice Meditation

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The ancient Egyptian daily temple rituals were intended to maintain Ma’at – the proper order of things. What rituals can you perform to create, nurture, and support a new, just, and sustainable order in our world? [Read more...]

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Letter To My Christian Friends

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People who nod in agreement with my reverence for Nature and smile politely with my esoteric practices get defensive and even angry with my worship of many Gods. In the spirit of “we need not think alike to love alike” I offer this letter to my Christian friends and family. [Read more...]

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You Have A Destiny

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The future is not fixed. I’m not a special snowflake and neither are you. But you still have a destiny. Actually, you have two. [Read more...]

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Beltane – A Holy Day

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It’s good to reclaim sacred sexuality from the Neopuritans who preach abstinence and shame, and from the evil sorcerers of marketing who use sex to persuade us to buy stuff we neither want nor need. But Beltane is about a lot more than sex. [Read more...]

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