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…]

Portrait of a Priesthood

The story – or as much of it as can be told – of this beautiful and powerful painting by fellow Denton CUUPS member Morgan Milburn. [Read more…]

Texas Adoption Discrimination Bill – It’s Complicated

“A governmental entity or any person that … operates under governmental authority to refer or place children for child welfare services may not discriminate or take any adverse action against a child welfare services provider on the basis, wholly or partly, that the provider has declined or will decline to provide, facilitate, or refer a [Read More…]

A Druid Method

Each Druid order defines Druidry in their own way and I have no desire to challenge their structures. But I see a method for creating a Druidry that is both authentic and powerful, where ever we are. [Read more…]

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…]

Stealing Fire From The Gods

The practice of magic is, in many ways, stealing fire from the Gods. Every spell is an act of will. Every working says “I choose this” and in doing so, says “I reject that” to other alternatives. Are you willing to take that responsibility? [Read more…]

So You Had a Religious Experience – Now What?

Religious experiences are like finding a locked box in your grandmother’s attic. It’s beautiful and it’s a connection to your beloved ancestor, but at some point you need to figure out how to open it. [Read more…]

A Pagan at the National Day of Prayer

Many public events for the National Day of Prayer restrict participation to Evangelical Christians, but an interfaith event in Denton, Texas included many more religious traditions, including Pagans. [Read more…]

Incorporating Animism into our Paganism

Animism is not a religion. It’s a foundational concept of many religions, one that both Nature-centered Pagans and Deity-centered Pagans would do well to consider. If the animist worldview is correct – and I believe it is – what does that mean for how we live our lives? [Read more…]