Elders and the Dance

“Elder” is not a role we get to choose, however we may hunger for it. We do not choose our partners. We do not lead this dance. [Read more…]

Why Black Lives Matter Too, Godless Paganism, and Pagan Consent Culture

Four essays of mine have been published in new anthologies, and I’m especially thrilled to be included in Why Black Lives Matter Too: A Revolutionary Call to Action. All proceeds will benefit The Sentencing Project. [Read more…]

Cat, It’s Beltane

Only I could turn Beltane into yet another guilt trip. But only Peter could remind me what the day is really for. [Read more…]

Dear Sign Thief

Dear Thief Who Keeps Stealing My Black Lives Matter Sign, Thank you. While I realize it wasn’t your intent to encourage me, I want you to know: your efforts have made a real difference to me. [Read more…]

Community and the Practice of Love

All of us are loved. All of us have the potential to become whole–more like our best selves and less like our worst. [Read more…]

Writing the Spiritual Life

To write about Spirit is to risk distorting or distracting from the experience itself, whether of ritual, dream, or gnosis. Words are two dimensional, even when they create the illusion of more, and we always change the map of the world when we render it flat. [Read more…]

Anticipating Imbolc

Over the past few weeks, I have been sensing in my body that something important is drawing to a close, some cycle I had been unconscious of. What’s more, I can feel something new on its way. Imbolc is coming. I am ready for another turning of the year. [Read more…]

Why I’m Uneasy with Martin Luther King Day

I wish I had never seen this, but I’ve actually seen it more times than I care to count: a black person speaks out against present-day racism and violence, and a white person attempts to shame him into silence by invoking Martin Luther King and what the white person is pleased to call “non-violence.” [Read more…]

On Nature, Human Ugliness and the Problem of Evil

This world is so beautiful. And yet, in spite of that, we humans manage to bring so much ugliness into it. [Read more…]

How to Have a Perfect Yule

Families change. Traditions evolve; we craft some that are new, and others we must lay aside. After all, that is what Yule is about: Renewal. Some things must change… but some are forever the same. [Read more…]