What’s Changing: The World or Us?

What’s changing: the world or us? I’ve been arguing it’s the world, but I now think it’s a combination of the two. Is my revised model of the world “right”? No, but it’s a little less wrong. [Read more…]

Reimagining Ostara

As a Nature-centered Pagan, I enjoy celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox. But as a Deity-centered Pagan, I’ve never really known what to do with it. This is my reimagining of Ostara. [Read more…]

Listening to the Dead at a Civil War Battlefield

620,000 people died in the Civil War because the world changed and some refused to change with it. I pray that we learn from their mistakes. [Read more…]

The Re-emergence of the Fair Folk in the Ordinary World

The Fair Folk never really went away. Perhaps they came into this world less often, but mainly we stopped noticing them. Now we’re seeing them, hearing them, and feeling the impact of their presence on an increasingly frequent basis. We’d best pay attention. [Read more…]

How Do You Know Your Magic Worked?

Figuring out if your magic worked is a process of comparing what you got against what you were trying to get. If that’s not what you really wanted, the problem isn’t your magic. [Read more…]

Welcoming Children in Pagan Circles

Our children are the next generation of Pagans – we have an obligation to be welcoming to them and their parents. But small children can’t sit quietly and participate reverently and it isn’t fair to expect everyone else to just tune out crying babies and babbling toddlers. This is the dilemma of children in a Pagan circle. [Read more…]

You Can Take Your Anti-Muslim Garbage Somewhere Else

If you want to rant against Daesh, Al Qaeda, and the Saudis, I’m right there with you. But if you want to judge 1.6 billion people by the actions of a few, and if you have no compassion for refugees fleeing war and oppression, you can take your anti-Muslim garbage somewhere else. [Read more…]

Why I’m Not Participating in the Mass Binding of Donald Trump and What I’m Doing Instead

I’m not participating in the mass binding of Donald Trump because I believe it will be ineffective and therefore a poor use of our time and energy. But if you have magical skills, you can’t not use them at a time like this. [Read more…]