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September 20, 2018
Sitting in a Bland Funeral Thinking About What We Should Do For Our Dead
We’ve all heard someone say “funerals are for the living.” No. This is sacrilege. This...
September 18, 2018
Why Would Anyone Take an Oath to a God?
Taking oaths is among the most serious and most personal of personal religious decisions you’ll...
September 16, 2018
8 Things to do for Mabon as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for Mabon are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary...
September 13, 2018
Their Ways Are Not Our Ways: A Warning And A Call
I have a message for those who feel the call to mystical and ecstatic practice,...
September 11, 2018
Enough With the Mabon Hate!
The name of the Autumn Equinox has changed many times, and it can change again....
September 09, 2018
Real Magic: The Scientific Evidence for the Reality of Magic
Dr. Dean Radin’s new book presents case after case of experimental evidence that magic is...
September 06, 2018
Preparing For Pilgrimage
Travel is good in and of itself. Pilgrimage is sacred travel, for a sacred purpose....
September 04, 2018
Chaos Brings Challenges, Chaos Brings Opportunities
Will climate change and a Mad King drive us into a new Dark Age? I...
September 02, 2018
Many Gods in the Bible, Spiritual Warnings, Owning Knowledge, and More
How should Pagans view the references to many Gods in the Bible? What happens when...
August 30, 2018
Target Selection: The Key To Effective Magic
Nothing has as much impact on how well your spell will work than how well...
August 28, 2018
A monster is “other” – not like us. But who decides who’s a monster and...
August 26, 2018
The Role of Journalism in Religious Movements – the questions The Wild Hunt didn’t ask
The role of journalism is to tell the members of the community what’s going on,...
August 23, 2018
Which Pagan Path Should I Follow?
What do you do when a “shaman” tells you that Pan is watching over your...
August 21, 2018
Finding Your Spiritual Path Later In Life
How can someone move past the feeling of being behind if they start their Pagan...
August 19, 2018
Knowing Through Practice, Experience, and Results
The first time your spell brings results, you’re likely to dismiss it as a coincidence....
August 16, 2018
The Necessity of Witchcraft
There have been witches in all societies, including societies that aggressively hunted and killed them....
August 14, 2018
No, We’re Not Married – And Why Wrong Assumptions Are A Problem
If you’ve asked if Cyn and I are a couple, or if you’ve wondered about...
August 12, 2018
Becoming Invincible: Overcoming Fear Through Reason and Experience
We live in fearful times – or so we’re told. Politicians attempt to exploit our...
August 09, 2018
A World With Many Religions is Better Than a World With Only One
Even if there is One True Way, we have no way of knowing which one...
August 07, 2018
Conversations With A Persistent Proselytizer – The Importance of Foundational Assumptions
I’ve had a running conversation with a Christian who asks a lot of questions. Most...
August 05, 2018
A Letter To Those Trying To Convert Me
If you go about your religion (or lack thereof) and respect everyone else’s right to...
August 02, 2018
The Escape of the Rich and The Masque of the Red Death
Every era has had their rich eccentrics – ours is no different. But attempting to...
July 31, 2018
Do Gods Disappear When Their Worship Ceases?
What do you say to someone who argues that widespread conversion to Christianity means their...
July 29, 2018
Why We Make Oaths
Someone asked why we should make oaths, since “life will make you break every oath...
July 26, 2018
Developing Second Sight Through First Sight
Author Terry Pratchett said First Sight is when you can see what's really there, not...
July 24, 2018
Good and Evil, Virtues and Values: One Polytheist’s Thoughts
Recently I got several questions dealing with the matter of good and evil. What is...
July 22, 2018
What Makes Paganism Pagan?
What is it that makes Paganism Pagan? The answer lies in all the complicated –...
July 19, 2018
8 Things to do for Lughnasadh as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for Lughnasadh are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary...
July 17, 2018
15 Random Thoughts From Mystic South
The second Mystic South conference was even better than the first, and not just because...
July 15, 2018
What It Means to be On the Side of the Gods
It is incredibly presumptive to assume the Gods are on our side. If we find...
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