Paganism and the Body Class Sneak Peek

This Fall I’m offering Paganism and the Body, a 14-week graduate-level online class in body theology and sexual ethics, at Cherry Hill Seminary. This may be the last time a class like this is available for some years, so if you’re thinking about signing up, please do it soon! We start Sept. 12. [Read more…]

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Poem on a Birthday

All the myths and stories tell us the gift exists to be transformed and passed on, or it loses its power. [Read more…]

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Creative Endarkenment: The Need to Slow

One cannot seek endarkenment with the clock ticking or the timer going off. [Read more…]

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On Poetry: A Conversation

Sarah Sadie and I decided to write a different kind of blogpost – a conversation. Since we are both poets, we had a conversation about poetry. [Read more…]

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How to Become a Naturalist

Pagans often say that we want to get in touch with Nature. But there are many among us who don’t know one tree species from another, or one flower from another. It’s all “oograh”. [Read more…]

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Creative Endarkenment: Downward to Darkness

There comes a time when we feel the tug in our gut, the impulse to nose our way down a little further into the murk. Something in us wants to descend. [Read more…]

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Embodied Spirituality: Compassion

Spirituality – embodied or otherwise – is merely narcissism and self-indulgence when it doesn’t involve compassion – literally, feeling with others. I regard embodied spirituality as a sense of mystical connection with the universe and all beings within it. In feeling this sense of connection, we experience compassion for the sufferings of other beings, and empathy with their joys. [Read more…]

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