Keeping a Diary

I hate writing in a diary. This probably surprises you considering the copious amounts of blather produced on this blog. There are plenty of notebooks full of scribbles, and even a couple of magical/spiritual diaries that I started and never kept up. For a long time both the discipline of maintaining a diary, and focusing [Read More…]

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In The Midnight Hour

I don’t sleep well quite often. I try so hard to sleep a full 8 hours straight. If I wake up after only a few hours I stubbornly cling to my pillow. I expend more energy trying to get good sleep than sleeping naturally. The truth is I feel better sleeping only 3-6 hours at [Read More…]

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PSG 2011: Appreciation for Psyche’s Grotto

I’ve got a lot I will be writing about this year’s PSG once I get back to the land of plentiful WiFi, but I want to drop a note of appreciation to the folks at Psyche’s Grotto here at PSG. It’s one of the many centers here at PSG providing services to festival goers. Last [Read More…]

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Music for Meditation?

I’m taking a refresher meditation class today and I’m also a big fan of Llewellyn’s music. It’s good stuff for certain types of meditation, or shamanic journeying. I used Madonna’s Ray of Light album when I was a teenager, which means it automatically triggers a meditative state for me now. Sometimes classical pieces can help [Read More…]

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Kellee Maize-ing

Last night there was a live Pagan Centered Podcast recording with Kellee Maize, a female rapper who has a very Pagan-friendly message. We have a natural suspicion of anyone who reaches out to the Pagan community and that, combined with a typo in Kellee’s marketing, meant there some trepidation surrounding the interview. However, Kellee is [Read More…]

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10 Minute Meditation

Ever have one of those days where everything comes at you non-stop? Yeah, me too. So instead of doing a rant or rave or thoughtful post I’m going to give you something relaxing. Ahhh… [Read more…]

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Introspective Season

The Hallows season is here and our thoughts are turning inward. I’ve spent the summer focusing outward, on things I need to do and goals I want to accomplish. Yet when the leaves burn brilliant on the mountainside and woodsmoke scents the air, my thoughts naturally turn inward. It’s time to take stock of our [Read More…]

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A Meditation on Samhain

I love this time of year more than any other. Almost on cue with the coming of Samhain, my little part of the world seems to transition abruptly into late autumn. Winter stands ready at the threshold just waiting for nature’s invitation to cross. There’s more than just a delicious chill in the air, now [Read More…]

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Lir’s Cloak: The Obscuring That Reveals

In Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth’s Faeries Oracle there is a card for a faery called Sylvanius who bears the Mask That Reveals. He tells us that sometimes things must be hidden before the truth can be revealed. It’s an interesting bit of wisdom. As I look out my bedroom window the mountains in the [Read More…]

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Journeying to the Otherland: A Meditation Practice

Meditation often popularly thought of as zen meditation, with a clear blank mind. That’s really only one sort of meditation. I’d like to share a meditation I have used to connect with my Gods, ancestors and spirits. Journeying is somewhat shamanic. It is basically the practice of intentionally sending your consciousness from this land and [Read More…]

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