7 Spiritual Practices for Difficult Times

These are the spiritual practices that work for me in difficult times. They won’t prevent bad things from happening – nothing will do that. They don’t keep me from getting upset or stressed or stuck. But they help me regain my center faster and they help me respond to difficult times in the ways I want to respond. [Read more…]

Why I Had To Make a Clean Break With Christianity

I grew up in fundamentalism and so I had to make a clean break with Christianity. Nothing is worth letting that fear back into my life. I will not open that door, not even for access to two thousand years of magic. [Read more…]

The Monsters that Live in the Depths

Some aren’t interested in deeper practice. Some aren’t ready for it… but when are any of us really ready for an Otherworldly experience? And some are afraid of the monsters that live in the depths. But here is the door, waiting to be opened. [Read more…]

The Jealous Druid

I’m amused that Jason Mankey is jealous of me. But I have my own Pagan-related jealousies… [Read more…]

Spiritual Treatment Is No Substitute For Mental Health Care

Spiritual practice is no substitute for proper mental health care. This isn’t a difference of opinion. This isn’t a case of “agree to disagree.” This is a wrong and dangerous belief that I see too often in Pagan and alternative spirituality circles. [Read more…]

Reimagining Ostara

As a Nature-centered Pagan, I enjoy celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox. But as a Deity-centered Pagan, I’ve never really known what to do with it. This is my reimagining of Ostara. [Read more…]

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…]