Progressive Magic

Magic has a dilemma. It works best when it’s focused and specific, but many of the things we need magic to achieve are big and complicated. Progressive magic is an approach to deal with this dilemma. [Read more…]

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 think it’s a combination of the two. Is my revised model of the world “right”? No, but it’s a little less wrong. [Read more…]

How Do You Know Your Magic Worked?

Figuring out if your magic worked is a process of comparing what you got against what you were trying to get. If that’s not what you really wanted, the problem isn’t your magic. [Read more…]

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. We shouldn’t do it, and when we do bad things can happen. But not on the scale of badness that we’re experiencing right now – not by a long shot. [Read more…]

Wild Paganism

Some of us have prayed “teach us again to be wild and free” and we’re starting to see the results of those prayers. The territory is wild and dangerous, but 2016 showed us we’re going to get hurt anyway. We might as well put that pain toward something we want. [Read more…]

Mercury Retrograde: Magic Tips the Scales

Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow morning will remain retrograde until January 8. It doesn’t mean gremlins invade your computer and rewrite your e-mails, but it does mean communication will be more difficult than usual. My experiences with Mercury retrograde illustrate how magic doesn’t control anything but it influences everything. [Read more…]

Be The Dark

On Sunday I encouraged my fellow UUs to be the light. But what if you don’t particularly feel like being the light? What if you’re still hurting, still afraid, still mad as hell? What if you’re just not a love and light kind of person? [Read more…]

Learning to Fly

The world as we know it is changing. The ones that survive and succeed will be the ones most responsive to change. We can be swept away on the winds of change, or we can learn to fly. [Read more…]