Playing the Grand Game When You’re Not A Great Power

This is not the future we wanted. Most of us simply want to live good and honorable lives and leave this world a little better than we found it. But we live in interesting times. We are on the board and a Grand Game is afoot, whether we like it or not. [Read more…]

Resilience in Troubled Times

Life is easier if you have a resilient system supporting you. So build one, and work to build a society that provides one for all. But never forget you have ancestors who made it through times even harder than yours, and never forget you have magic. [Read more…]

Knowing the Gods Are Real is Not What Makes Them Real

Expanding our understanding of reality beyond the literal is a good and necessary thing. Interconnections are how we know something is real, as opposed to taking someone else’s word for it. But they are not what makes something real. [Read more…]

The Place of Ancient Heritage in Contemporary Paganism

Some believe we need to rebuild the religions of our pre-Christian ancestors as faithfully as possible. Others think any focus on the past is a distraction from the important work of living fully here and now. This is my position on the place of ancient heritage in Paganism. [Read more…]

7 Spiritual Practices for Difficult Times

These are the spiritual practices that work for me in difficult times. They won’t prevent bad things from happening – nothing will do that. They don’t keep me from getting upset or stressed or stuck. But they help me regain my center faster and they help me respond to difficult times in the ways I want to respond. [Read more…]

Portrait of a Priesthood

The story – or as much of it as can be told – of this beautiful and powerful painting by fellow Denton CUUPS member Morgan Milburn. [Read more…]

Texas Adoption Discrimination Bill – It’s Complicated

“A governmental entity or any person that … operates under governmental authority to refer or place children for child welfare services may not discriminate or take any adverse action against a child welfare services provider on the basis, wholly or partly, that the provider has declined or will decline to provide, facilitate, or refer a [Read More…]

A Druid Method

Each Druid order defines Druidry in their own way and I have no desire to challenge their structures. But I see a method for creating a Druidry that is both authentic and powerful, where ever we are. [Read more…]