Burning the Quran

By now I suspect most everyone is aware of Florida pastor Terry Jones’ plan to burn copies of the Quran, the holy book of Islam. He claims that Islam is “of the devil” and that God wants him to burn the Quran. He has been asked not to do this by religious figures who correctly [Read More...]

Pagan Pride Day

If you’re in the DFW area, come out to this Saturday’s Pagan Pride Day at the UU Church of Oak Cliff.  It runs from 10 AM to 10 PM.   At 1:30 I’ll be leading a workshop on Daily Spiritual Practice for Pagans. Our North Texas Pagan Pride Day 2010Will be held at…Unitarian Universalist Church of [Read More...]

Omen

stock photo of Hawk in flight from Wikimedia Commons. After two and a half weeks of relative calm, my paying job turned nasty again on Friday – yet another case of insufficient resources to meet the expectations which weren’t communicated clearly to begin with.  Nothing I can’t work through, but it really threw me and [Read More...]

Return of a Shaman

Here are links to four versions of the same story about an archeological dig at a 12,000 year old site in Israel: from TIME Magazine, US News & World Report (which appears to be republishing Science Magazine), the Christian Science Monitor, and the BBC. The site is significant because it gives us a picture of [Read More...]

Facing Death

Here’s a link to the Photography Blog of the Dallas Morning News, where the photo editor asks if pictures of the dead from open-casket funerals should be published. Two pictures are included: a close-up of the mother kissing her dead son, and a longer, wider shot with the casket slightly out of focus. The editor [Read More...]

Spiritual Practice Techniques: Following the Sun and Moon

Sunset over Chickamauga Lake in Tennessee This will be the first in an occasional series on spiritual practice techniques. It’s flowing out of the spiritual practice workshop I led at this year’s Druid Gorsedd and the Intermediate Pagan Practice class Cynthia and I led this past weekend. I’ll be repeating the workshop at the DFW [Read More...]

Lessons From a Fundamentalist

I like reading Al Mohler’s blog, though I rarely agree with his opinions. Mohler is President of Southern Theological Seminary and one of the leading intellectuals in the fundamentalist Southern Baptist Convention. His writings are straightforward and well-reasoned, and he rarely engages in the name-calling and other identity-based emotional bluster we see from so many [Read More...]

In The Mists

Eight of Cups from the Robin Wood Tarot I know this place,I’ve been here before. I always loved the forest, andit was right outside my back door.But times were hard andI would wander in and out,never truly seeing what I saw,afraid to stray from the straight and narrow,and besides, the path of concrete and steellooked [Read More...]


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