September 15, 2018

Only three things matter in the path of the priest: vocation, vocation, vocation. If faith is connection to the sacred, then vocation is the path to making that link real. Read more

September 8, 2018

After two solid years of daily practice, I have good news. Like so many other things, it gets easier with time. There is no magical formula that will make daily practice easy. We each must put in the work for ourselves. Read more

September 2, 2018

The human soul is not some abstract idea locked away from reality. It is our practical source of life and power, and magic is no more or less than the cultivation of its depths. Read more

August 25, 2018

Without a deeper understanding of identity, our daily conflicts are no more than a we-said they-said tribal tussle. It becomes a race to the bottom, as each side tries to outdo their sworn enemies in removing the humanity of the “other.” But we have the power to break free. Read more

August 11, 2018

Abandoning the known and pursuing the real is frightening, risky, and, at the end of the day, the only game in town. Read more

July 28, 2018

Maybe, like me, you were raised to always look to the future. The perfect life was the one planned down to the smallest detail and lived as if we knew the goal in the beginning. For those of us who have set foot on the Path of Transformation, the future is an infinite opportunity. Read more

July 21, 2018

The importance of Pagan books. In the West, the image of a wizard with his books is ubiquitous. Books are not just a sign of knowledge, but of certain kinds of insight. And while we like our science fresh, we often like our magic old and musty. Read more

July 14, 2018

The Three Gates are the ways that we, practitioners, enter the Path of Transformation. It is how we gain the power to change our lives. Each Gate is an initial approach we might take to enter the greater spiritual world and discover the deeper self. I have discussed them elsewhere as the Priest, Magician, and Shaman; these are the three initial ways to begin training. The Path of Transformation is the way of all magic and spirituality. In other words, these ways… Read more

July 7, 2018

America’s tribalism is tearing the country apart, and (sometimes it seems) us with it. The danger that we are in is not illusory. But the causes are hard to understand and deeply hidden. The tribalism that we are experiencing was not thrust upon us. It is the result of an attempt to solve an older problem — the dissolution of the powerful extended family. Tribalism has a time and place, but the way America is using it today is counterproductive…. Read more

June 16, 2018

Getting started with daily practice is hard. I will not deny that. I know the challenges too well. But one of the reasons it is hard is that we try to have a full-blown and developed daily practice on day one. It is a whole lot easier if, instead, we work to develop one. Daily practice might look, from the outside, like having the discipline to commit to something every day. But if we want to accomplish something, rather than… Read more

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