A visit to the Civil War battlefield in Vicksburg, Mississippi brought some unexpected feelings I’m still trying to figure out. Read more

Paganism needs institutions if it’s going to become the societal force we need it to become. But let’s leave room in our Big Tent for the mystics and wild witches who will not let us forget why we became Pagans in the first place. Read more

I worship the Gods who call to me, who challenge me to live according to their virtues and to assist with their work. And I worship Nature, the Mother of us all, of whom we are a part. These I find worthy of honor and respect. Read more

Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I select a theme for each year. My no-goals approach has been successful, so now I need to set goals. Read more

We are interdependent with each other, with other species, and with the Earth herself. A religious approach that recognizes this interdependence will be more successful than one that stubbornly clings to the illusion of independence. Read more

Both Poseidon and The Sea are beautiful and powerful and I worship both. But a religion based on relationships with Deities with human-like qualities will look and feel very different from a religion based on relationships with the Natural world. There is room for both in the Big Tent of Paganism and in the corner of polytheism. Read more

3500 years ago there was a thriving culture in what is now called Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana. Using only baskets and human muscles, they moved over a million tons of earth to build a series of mounds and ridges. Why? I don’t know – I’m just glad I got to visit. Read more

2013 has not been an easy year for me, but it has been a year of learning and growth, and a year of integration. I’ll call that a success. Read more

If you’re expecting an exposé of occult secrets from The Secret History of the World you’ll be disappointed. If you’re expecting typical history you’ll be frustrated. But if you’re looking for a myth to show you how we got where we are and where we’re headed, give it a try. Read more

Nine Things I Think: photography, a new blog, conventions and workshops, Pope Francis, the speed of societal change, and more. Read more

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