What’s Wrong With Asking For a Miracle?

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Magic can make the improbable more likely, but it can’t do the impossible. Rather than asking for a miracle, let’s use our considerable skills to reframe problems, expand our efforts, work incrementally, and when necessary, to show the world the meaning of valor. [Read more...]

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The 4 Best Posts of 2015 You Didn’t Read

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While I’ve come to accept that sometimes the Pagan community just doesn’t care about something nearly as much as I do, there are times when I find myself screaming “this is important! Why are you not reading this?!” [Read more...]

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What Are We Not Seeing?

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Those who would control us don’t have to enslave us. It’s much easier to simply distract us… and they’re very good at it. We Pagans, who like to think of ourselves as magical people, aren’t seeing the magic. [Read more...]

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4 Steps To Re-enchant The World

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The desire to re-enchant the world is like a craving for a food you can’t describe because you’ve never had it, but you’re sure there must be something that tastes like what you’re thinking, if only you had a name for it. There is – if we’ll only do what’s necessary. [Read more...]

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You Can’t Practice Paganism While You Look Down Your Nose At It

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Paganism can restore our connections with the natural world, rebuild our ties with our communities, deepen our understanding of ourselves, and renew our relationships with the Gods – however we conceive of them. But it can do none of these things if we are more interested in looking respectable than in re-enchanting the world. [Read more...]

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Lammas Night

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What sacrifices – of time, treasure, effort, convenience, or more – will you make to help build the kind of world we want to see? Because while we live in a hi-tech, post-modern world, some ancient truths remain. Sacrifice is necessary. [Read more...]

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Responding to the Religiously Obnoxious

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I’m a big proponent of doing what it takes to get along. But at some point, “getting along” becomes “pretending to be someone you aren’t.” I’ve crossed that line before, sometimes knowingly and sometimes mindlessly. It never ended well. [Read more...]

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Amanda Palmer and the Art of Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding has become a seemingly magical source of money for a variety of projects and causes. But like all magic, it’s far more complicated than it appears on the surface. [Read more...]

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