Sore Quadriceps and the Reality of Pagan Priesthood

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This is the reality of Pagan priesthood – it’s a lot of work. Not just the mental work of thinking, writing, and talking to people, and not just the spiritual work of meditation, prayer, and offerings. It’s also a lot of hot, hard, dirty physical work. [Read more...]

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Pagan Thoughts on Death and the Afterlife

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If I’m wrong and the atheists are right, then I will have had a good life where I did some good things and not too many harmful things. I will live on in the memories of those who knew me, and I will live on in the legacy of my deeds. If the fundamentalists are right, well, the fundamentalists aren’t right. [Read more...]

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6 Signs It’s Getting Close To Samhain

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Some of the signs that Samhain is getting close are silly and border on offensive, but they’re still signs that Samhain is coming. Fortunately, there are deep, serious, spiritual signs we can look for as well. [Read more...]

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Nine Things I Think

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Nine Things I Think: Pope Francis’ visit to the US, the VW emissions scandal, Bushkill Falls, Denton CUUPS Samhain, and more. [Read more...]

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Counting on a Miracle

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Recognizing a miracle is a beautiful thing. Counting on a miracle is a recipe for failure. [Read more...]

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The Gods Laugh

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We made detailed plans and preparations for our Samhain ritual. And then the Gods and ancestors showed up with plans of their own. [Read more...]

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Samhain: Looking Toward Death

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Death is a part of life. We contemplate death not to make sure we believe the “right” things about it, but to overcome our fears so we can spend our lives living as fully as possible. [Read more...]

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Samhain – A Solitary Ritual

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Of all the high days on the Wheel of the Year, Samhain is perhaps the most conducive to solitary observances. There’s one thing you can do better by yourself than in a group – listening. And while listening is an appropriate activity at any time, it’s especially important in this season. [Read more...]

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