A World Full of Gods

In preparing for our second Intermediate Pagan Practice class, I pulled John Michael Greer’s A World Full of Gods off the shelf. It was published in 2005 and I read it in 2006, both before I began this blog. I’ve mentioned it in the past, but I’ve never given it its own blog entry. Reading [Read More...]

The BP Oil Spill Disaster

The Dallas Morning News Religion Blog is a shadow of its former self, but today their “Texas Faith” panel addressed the BP oil spill disaster. There are no Pagans on the panel, so I added my thoughts in the comments section. I’m repeating them here. Modern Pagans realize that we were not placed on the [Read More...]

Chaos Magic

My only first-hand exposure to chaos magic has been listening to a few college-aged guys talk about how they do rituals based on the characters from Gilligan’s Island and Star Trek. I assumed they were being bizarre for the sake of being bizarre and went on with my studies and practice. But a couple months [Read More...]

View From the Chisos Mountains

I’m home from a trip to Big Bend National Park. I’ve read more books and have more to say, but that will have to wait till after today’s Pagan Practice class. For now, study this picture. It’s so full of symbolism it should be a Tarot card. [Read more...]

Why Religion Matters

On vacation, blogging via iPhone. Gotta love technology, Brigid be praised! After all, what is technology but bigger and better smithcraft? I fInished the first of my vacation books: Why Religion Matters by Huston Smith. His basic argument is that a “traditional” (ie – theistic) worldview is more helpful to meaning-seeking humans than the modern [Read More...]

New Pagan Practice Classes!

In response to the requests we had at our Introduction to Modern Pagan Religion class back in March, Denton CUUPS is beginning a series of five monthly classes on Intermediate Pagan Practice. The first will be Saturday, May 29. Click on the image for a larger version of the flyer. [Read more...]


It is often said that people only see what they want to see. That’s frequently true, but I prefer to say that people only see what their ideas about the world will allow them to see. A few years ago when I was preparing to lead a book study of Willow Polson’s The Veil’s Edge [Read More...]


On the way to church yesterday, I saw a bumper sticker that said “if you aren’t outraged you aren’t paying attention.” No other stickers on the car, no indication if he was outraged from the left or from the right. This being Texas you’d assume from the right, but this was in Denton, so who [Read More...]