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February 20, 2018
If We Win, Will the Witch Trials Come Back?
Ronald Hutton said “we are the only society that both believes in witchcraft and doesn’t...
February 11, 2018
The SCA and the Swastika: the Power of Symbols
There’s a secondary point in this story: about the power of symbols and how we...
February 06, 2018
Facts and Reason are Good, but Experience is Necessary
If there’s one primary theme running through almost 10 years of blogging at Under the...
December 03, 2017
7 Critical Powers You Have Right Now
Most serious Pagans avoid the term “powers” like the plague. We prefer terms like “skills”...
November 05, 2017
Give Your Magic Time To Work
There is value in working magic on a regular basis, but working magic on an...
September 07, 2017
The Benefits of Living in a Magical Universe
We live in a magical universe full of Gods and spirits, where nothing is fixed...
July 18, 2017
Why What I Am Takes So Many Words To Describe
There is no single term that completely and accurately describes the religion I practice. Since...
July 02, 2017
Magic: Amateurs vs. Professionals
Let’s not be satisfied with feeling magical. Let’s not be satisfied with being amateur magicians....
June 25, 2017
A Speculative Look at the Cycles of Magic and the Otherworld
In which I look at cyclical time, the Mayan calendar, planetary alignments, ice ages and...
June 20, 2017
Who Ya Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lying Eyes?
There has never been a greater need to ignore what the mainstream culture tells you...
June 13, 2017
A Three-Fold Understanding of Magic
I came to a three-fold understanding of magic very early on my Pagan journey, and...
May 26, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales
There’s a bit of formula to Dead Men Tell No Tales, and that’s not necessarily...
May 09, 2017
Stealing Fire From The Gods
The practice of magic is, in many ways, stealing fire from the Gods. Every spell...
April 18, 2017
The Monsters that Live in the Depths
Some aren’t interested in deeper practice. Some aren’t ready for it… but when are any...
March 26, 2017
Magic has a dilemma. It works best when it’s focused and specific, but many of...
March 14, 2017
What’s Changing: The World or Us?
What’s changing: the world or us? I’ve been arguing it’s the world, but I now...
March 05, 2017
How Do You Know Your Magic Worked?
Figuring out if your magic worked is a process of comparing what you got against...
February 19, 2017
What Happens When You Leave A Magical Portal Open?
Leaving a gate or portal open is a bad thing. Mainly, it’s a sloppy thing....
January 05, 2017
Some of us have prayed “teach us again to be wild and free” and we’re...
December 18, 2016
Mercury Retrograde: Magic Tips the Scales
Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow morning will remain retrograde until January 8. It doesn’t mean gremlins...
November 16, 2016
Be The Dark
On Sunday I encouraged my fellow UUs to be the light. But what if you...
November 10, 2016
Learning to Fly
The world as we know it is changing. The ones that survive and succeed will...
October 06, 2016
A Legacy of Magic
Magic has been a part of religion since the beginnings of religion, and it is...
August 28, 2016
Mission and Vision: What Your Chapter Can Learn From the 2014 Surveys
This is my keynote presentation from the CUUPS Convocation, condensed and reformatted for a blog...
August 04, 2016
Pieces of Eight
Gordon White of Rune Soup has a new book out titled Pieces of Eight: Chaos...
January 24, 2016
What’s Wrong With Asking For a Miracle?
Magic can make the improbable more likely, but it can’t do the impossible. Rather than...
December 22, 2015
The 4 Best Posts of 2015 You Didn’t Read
While I’ve come to accept that sometimes the Pagan community just doesn’t care about something...
December 01, 2015
What Are We Not Seeing?
Those who would control us don’t have to enslave us. It’s much easier to simply...
September 03, 2015
4 Steps To Re-enchant The World
The desire to re-enchant the world is like a craving for a food you can’t...
August 05, 2015
You Can’t Practice Paganism While You Look Down Your Nose At It
Paganism can restore our connections with the natural world, rebuild our ties with our communities,...
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