Live, Local, and Low Cost

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At a time when various groups of Pagans can’t seem to get along on-line, a collection of 89 folks representing 25 groups and multiple traditions came together in a Houston area park to share conversation, food and good will.Whether the Gods or Nature smiled on us or if we just got lucky, the weather was beautiful.  It was sunny with temperatures in the mid 50s – one day after Houston made news shutting down because of snow and ice, and three days before wintry weather is in the forecast agai … [Read more...]

The Search for Excellence in Ritual

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I love ritual – I always have.  I love its beauty and pageantry.  I love its power and inspiration.  I love the way it communicates on many levels using all the senses.  Good ritual is magic.When I started practicing with Denton CUUPS ten years ago, I tried to learn as much as I could about how to plan and present good rituals.  Over the years I’ve put a considerable amount of time into learning from the best (what to do), learning from the worst (what not to do) and learning from my own expe … [Read more...]

DFW Pagan Pride Day 2013

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Fall came suddenly to North Texas yesterday.  After a typical scorching Summer that ran atypically long, a cold front moved through on Saturday morning, dropping temperatures 30 degrees and bringing clouds and rain.  While I was thankful for the cooler weather, my first concern was for the turnout at the DFW Pagan Pride Day.I needn’t have worried.  Perhaps everyone was happy the heat is gone, perhaps the beautiful location pulled Nature-loving Pagans out despite the weather, or perhaps, afte … [Read more...]

Nine Things I Think

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Nine Things I Think is an irregular feature whenever I have a list of things I want to talk about that aren’t long enough for their own individual posts.  Some may be expanded later, but most won’t.  There’s no theme, just nine things I want to bring to your attention.  Feel free to expand on any of these topics in the comments section.1)  Concrescent Press bills itself as “the union of practice and scholarship.”  Its new volume Pathways in Modern Western Magic is just that.  It’s a collectio … [Read more...]

Teaching, Pagan Pride Day, and Videos

Introduction to Modern Paganism 2010

I have several short announcements to make, so I'm combining them into one post.Introduction to Modern Pagan Religion.Next Saturday, July 20, I’ll be co-leading Denton CUUPS’ Introduction to Modern Pagan Religion class. We run this class about once a year – it’s designed for those who’ve done some beginning work in Wicca, Druidry, or another Pagan tradition and who are looking for some live teaching to compliment their solitary work, as well as for those who are curious about Paganism and … [Read more...]