Imbolc Ritual 2013

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This was the first public ritual (outside of festival) that I wrote and presented for public consumption out here in Northern California. Be warned, this is not an Imbolc Ritual for the Midwest, but it might work in the Southeast or other places that are green and rainy this time of year. [Read more...]

Sex, Ritual, and Las Vegas

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A couple of quick reflections on the “sex positive’ tendencies of the Pagan Community, and a little worry from the author as he prepares to attend the Adult Entertainment Expo. Yes, you read that last part properly. [Read more...]

Big Tent Syndrome (Or Running To the Word Pagan)

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The debate on using the word “Pagan” continues. [Read more...]

40 Years 40 Things

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In 40 years on this Earth I haven’t learned very much, but I have cultivated a lot of opinions. Join me in some self indulgence as I address ritual, deity, horned gods, and buffalo chicken. [Read more...]

Wrestling with Esbats

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I’ve been running a small circle in my living room since March of this year. It’s been rather informal, while sticking to a few of the ritual tropes that my wife and I have been using for the last few years. When we were first starting out we met simply for esbats (more technically on [Read More...]

Drawing Down the Moon: Personal Reflections

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When most of us think about Modern Wiccan Ritual, we tend to think of calling quarters, casting a circle, and inviting deity into the circle. Those are all magickal things in their own right, but to me the most incredible part of ritual is Drawing Down the Moon. How many other faiths let you talk to deity? There’s something incredibly powerful about the idea of being in a room with the Divine, and not just feeling the presence of the divine, but being able to literally talk and interact with the gods. [Read more...]

Samhain’s End

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Samhain ended for me sometime near 3:30 am early Sunday Morning on November 4 when I finally drifted off into a fitful few hours of sleep. In past years the Halloween season meant one ritual, trick or treaters, and a giant party. This year the time of All Hallow’s resulted in three rituals, a handful [Read More...]

Writing Samhain

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I’m in charge of a large Samhain ritual for a local Pagan group out here on the West Coast. With four official practices before the ritual (and two walk throughs the day of) it’s an undertaking that will consume a lot of my free time. That’s not a complaint, I knew that going into this, [Read More...]

Reflections on the Autumn Equinox

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I love Autumn, it’s my favorite season, but it’s far too early to reflect on falling leaves, pumpkin patches, and mulled cider. Late September also lacks the riot of color that often occurs in mid-October, but it posses a dignity and beauty all its own in its golden wheat fields and ocean blue skies. The [Read More...]

Precious Pagan Moments

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My faith is a constant presence in my life. It guides my beliefs and values and dictates my social calendar. It influences what I read, and it’s obviously on my mind when I sit down to write on this blog. When I look around my house there are reminders of my Paganism everywhere, from the [Read More...]


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