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…]

A Legacy of Magic

Magic has been a part of religion since the beginnings of religion, and it is part of the polytheist religion I practice. Magic is our legacy, one we would do well to reclaim and relearn. [Read more…]

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 post. [Read more…]

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Pieces of Eight

Gordon White of Rune Soup has a new book out titled Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments. If you have an interest in this sort of magic, you’ll want to read it. [Read more…]

What’s Wrong With Asking For a Miracle?

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…]