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June 07, 2018
The Otherworld in a Dream – 4 Things I Learned
On rare occasions I have dreams that can only be described as prophetic. They have...
May 27, 2018
Paganism in the Dry Season
Dry seasons come to all of us sooner or later. The realities of life intrude...
May 22, 2018
Magic In The Office – 3 Things I Do At Work
I don’t work magic to get results for my employer. I work magic to keep...
May 20, 2018
A Very Careful Prayer
“Be careful what you ask for – you just might get it.” I’m overloaded right...
May 08, 2018
The Value of Chaos
I don’t like chaos. I don’t like risk. Taking risks can make things better, but...
April 24, 2018
The Storm is Strengthening – Put Your Faith In Deeper Things
We’re a quarter of the way through 2018 and the message I’m getting is: “the...
April 19, 2018
8 Things To Do For Beltane As a Solitary Pagan
Most traditional activities for Beltane are designed for large groups or for couples, but many...
April 08, 2018
Learning to Cook in the Kitchen of the Gods
Damh the Bard said that following an established religion is ordering off the menu and...
March 20, 2018
Developing Power in Paganism and Witchcraft
Power is necessary, and power is corrupting. Power can be used to build a better...
March 18, 2018
Building Your Own Liturgical Calendar
If you’re lucky enough to belong to a tradition that already has a liturgical calendar,...
March 04, 2018
Under the Ancient Oaks: Daily Prayer For Pagans
Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. This month I’m joined by ADF Druid Lauren...
February 18, 2018
Fear, Experience, and Becoming Invincible
There’s been a lot of garbage written about fear over the years. People claim fear...
January 28, 2018
9 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was A New Pagan
A scan through my private journals turned up a list of things I really wish...
January 21, 2018
Integrity is Complicated: Breaking a Promise From Your Old Religion
In the realm of religion we frequently find ourselves in situations where integrity makes conflicting...
January 16, 2018
No More Crayon Drawings on the Refrigerators of Mount Olympus
Early on the Gods seem happy we’re acknowledging Them and reaching out to Them. But...
January 09, 2018
Meditation: A Pagan Approach to a Universal Practice
Meditation is most commonly associated with Buddhism, but it is practiced in every religion and...
January 04, 2018
The Ethics of Praying For Others
Praying for others is a good thing, but doing it ethically requires that we do...
December 19, 2017
The Pagan Practice of Prayer
Many Pagans have a difficult relationship with prayer due to poor examples in a previous...
November 30, 2017
For What We Want Most, There Is A Cost To Be Paid
Some of us are called to go off the map in our devotional and magical...
November 26, 2017
When Pagans Need Redemption
Pagans don’t talk much about redemption. But while we do not need to be redeemed...
October 12, 2017
Pray For The Dead: The Blasphemy of “It’s Too Late”
Praying for the dead is sacred and necessary work. Abandoning the dead is blasphemy. Those...
September 28, 2017
Your Pagan Work Matters – Don’t Get Distracted
Your Pagan work will never be perfect, and you will always feel like you need...
September 14, 2017
Pagan Sacred Callings That Aren’t Priesthood
If you want to draw a clear line between priestly work and non-priestly work, focus...
August 30, 2017
Initiation: Mad, Dead, or a Poet
An initiation doesn’t have to be brutal and bloody to be effective. But if there...
August 20, 2017
Under the Ancient Oaks: Living a Good Life During Difficult Times
Under the Ancient Oaks the video series, episode 3. What do we mean by living...
August 10, 2017
5 Requirements of Will
Anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight or stop smoking by “will power” understands that...
July 18, 2017
Why What I Am Takes So Many Words To Describe
There is no single term that completely and accurately describes the religion I practice. Since...
July 16, 2017
The 8 of Cups, or, I Like It Here Why Do I Have To Leave?
There’s no need for a grand exit… or a grand entrance. Just decide to leave...
July 04, 2017
My Paganism: Nature, Nurture, or Choice?
Jason Mankey asked all the Patheos Pagan bloggers to write on “How I Found Paganism.”...
June 20, 2017
Who Ya Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lying Eyes?
There has never been a greater need to ignore what the mainstream culture tells you...
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