Ostara: The Season of Preparation

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If Imbolc is the season of contemplation, Ostara is the season of preparation. As we sit here in early February it’s not time to get moving (not just yet) but it is time to start getting ready to move. [Read more...]

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Religion That Works

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Religion that works deals with religious matters. It does so honestly, transparently, and unapologetically. If we water down our deepest traditions in the name of unity, we end up with a religion that doesn’t work. [Read more...]

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An Imbolc Meditation

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As we celebrate Imbolc, let us use this cold, slow time of the year to prepare ourselves for a warm, vibrant Spring. [Read more...]

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Corporate Mindfulness: Be Careful What You Wish For

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Corporate mindfulness is a mixture of Buddhism and Taoism with a little New Age thrown in. It promises to make employees less stressed, more patient, and more focused, but mainly more productive. It’s a vile process that profanes the religions from which it steals. [Read more...]

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Beginning a Devotional Practice

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There is no substitute for a consistent, reverent, devotional practice. Start small: pick one or two things; do them well and consistently before adding something else. But start. [Read more...]

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4 Steps to a Deeper Pagan Practice

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While much of life returns to normal starting tomorrow, there’s still something not-quite-ordinary about the month in between Go Back To Work Day and Imbolc. This is an auspicious time to commit to deeper religious and spiritual practice. [Read more...]

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Eight Years of Useless Religion

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All any religious writer or speaker can do is say “here it is if you’re willing to grab it.” If people choose something else, or if they choose to not choose, there’s nothing we can do but respect their decision and continue to affirm their inherent value as a person. [Read more...]

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Comforting Religion, Challenging Religion

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There is a place for religion that comforts, soothes, and heals. But there is also a need for religion that encourages and inspires us to honor the Gods and ancestors, work for peace and justice, and build a culture of sustainability. [Read more...]

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