Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions

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The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing but bewildering assortment of choices. And like a buffet, picking spiritual practices at random can lead to an unhealthy diet. [Read more...]

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5 Reasons You Can’t Find the Right Spiritual Path

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Religion used to be simple: you learned the religion of your family growing up and that was that. Now there are more spiritual and religious options available now than at any time in history. But more choices makes life more complicated. [Read more...]

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Advice To A Young Pagan

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There will be days when your Paganism is beautiful, powerful, and magical. Keep practicing. There will be days when your Paganism seems empty and lifeless. Keep practicing. Paganism isn’t something you believe or something you have to qualify for. It’s something you do and something you are. [Read more...]

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Listening To The Gods

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When we listen to the Gods we allow Them to speak to us here and now. If we want to avoid following the monotheistic religions into stagnant orthodoxy and an obsession with the written word, let’s learn to experience Them directly and intimately. [Read more...]

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Dark Times – A Winter Solstice Meditation

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The dark times we are experiencing now will not disappear when we light our Solstice candles, yet we light our Solstice candles anyway. We do this not because it will make everything nice and easy but because this is who we are. [Read more...]

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A Meditation on Air

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The four elements are part of our wider Pagan culture and I think it’s worthwhile to revisit them occasionally. Today I’d like to ask you to join me in contemplating the element of Air. [Read more...]

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Showing Up

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Paganism is a new religion – we’re still trying to figure out who and what we want to be. Decisions are being made by those who show up. [Read more...]

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Serving Many Gods

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Devotional polytheism isn’t an all or nothing thing. As with our human relationships, different relationships with different deities require different levels of commitment. [Read more...]

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