Who Can Stand Against Us? An Invocation For Tower Time

We are living in Tower Time and in the last throes of Empire. We may not be able to change the system, but we can make the system irrelevant in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Alone, we will be trampled. Together, who can stand against us? [Read more…]

Spiritual Preparations For Leading Ritual

Leading a good ritual requires more than making all the necessary logistical preparations. It also requires spiritual preparation – special devotions, offerings, and meditations. [Read more…]

Be The Light – A UU Chalice Lighting

A UU chalice lighting for the Sunday after the election. [Read more…]

Samhain – Burning the Old Year

Most years I’m excited about the Otherworldly aspects of Samhain. This year I’m excited about the turning of the year, because the year that started last Samhain can’t end soon enough. [Read more…]

Mabon – A Solitary Ritual

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices, and even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them on the holy days. Here’s a solitary ritual for Mabon, to honor Manannan mac Lir and to explore the mysteries of the Otherworld. [Read more…]

Lughnasadh – A Solitary Ritual

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices, and even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them on the holy days. Here’s a solitary ritual for Lughnasadh, to honor the Master of All Arts and to celebrate the arts in which we are skilled. [Read more…]

Summer Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

What are you doing for the Summer Solstice? Here’s a solitary ritual that celebrates the Solstice and honors the land spirits, the ancestors, and of course, the Sun. It’s simple and powerful, but there’s one catch: you have to get up really early. [Read more…]

The Authority to Initiate

Without the lineage and heritage of a recognized group, is an initiation valid? There are two sources of authority by which a group of non-lineaged Pagans can perform initiations. [Read more…]