Ritual safety

Use candles safely

I once attended a ritual where the temple (a basement room) had a polystyrene ceiling, and there was a cauldron of burning methylated spirit, which we danced round. I was very scared when I thought about it afterwards – but I didn’t leave the ritual. If you are in an altered state, it is very difficult to make rational judgements. It is not a matter of being gullible or stupid – it is how group dynamics work. [Read more...]

Today in Boston

Standing in Love

Like everyone else in Boston, I am wholly distracted by the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect going on in my city. Prayers and reflections on violence, death, and living from a place of connectedness. [Read more...]


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