Nine Things I Think

06 40 Temple of Hephaestus

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.  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)  It’s been three weeks since Teo Bishop announced he was returning to Christianity.  Twice I started writing a blog post on his decision and I abandoned them both – neither of them seemed to be saying … [Read more...]

The Pagan Bubble

East Coast Gathering 2012

Teo Bishop of Bishop in the Grove has a guest column on today’s Wild Hunt titled The Pagan Bubble, which I encourage you to read for yourself. It was inspired by a conversation with his step father, who told him “I read your blog, but I don’t really have any idea what you’re talking about.”Teo describes how much of our conversation as Pagans – especially on the internet – is insular and isolated: this talking to ourselves about ourselves is debilitating. We become steeped in our own lore, in … [Read more...]

Silence and the Limitations of Language

35d Big Bend 2010

Silence has been on my mind the past couple of weeks.“To Keep Silence” is one of the Four Powers of the Sphinx, which was explained in detail in Thorn Coyle’s new book Make Magic of Your Life. This is the need to allow time for gestation and the workings of Mystery. Silence allows magic to manifest in ways we could never imagine if we insist on controlling everything.Last week I attended a lecture by Dr. Paul Clark, Steward of the Fraternity of the Hidden Light. In speaking of keeping sil … [Read more...]