April 7, 2024

New Atheist Richard Dawkins’ work on evolution is excellent. But his writings on religion are shallow and weak, and his identification as a “cultural Christian” flows out of that weakness. Read more

April 3, 2024

Traditionally, eclipses are bad omens, especially for kings and others in high places. An eclipse is not the time to FAFO. It can be a time to work magic intentionally and mindfully, or to just enjoy and appreciate the ordinary beauty of nature. Read more

March 31, 2024

The natural world is in turmoil and so of course a God of Nature is concerned – and active. And He’s showing us the way through. Respect Nature. Take refuge in Nature. Remember that you are a part of Nature. Take care of yourself and take care of each other. And listen for the call of Cernunnos. Read more

March 27, 2024

Impatience leads to failure, failure leads to discouragement, and discouragement leads to abandoning spiritual practices that we know are meaningful and helpful. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read more

March 24, 2024

Conservatives like to claim that “our rights come from God, not from government!” But that’s a false dichotomy. Our rights come from Nature. Our job is to recognize them, to encode them into our laws, and to insure that everyone can enjoy them. Read more

March 20, 2024

Historian Francis Young says that while ritual is clearly important to us as humans, we don’t understand it all that well, and its practice has diminished since the latter part of the 20th century. He’s right, but we will always create rituals that are meaningful and helpful to us. As Pagans, we have a head start on that. We’re Pagans – we do ritual. Read more

March 17, 2024

Some problems can’t be fixed. Sometimes no amount of effort, no amount of money, no amount of influence can fix a problem. Sometimes all you can do is to make it through the day. Sometimes all you can do is survive and advance. Read more

March 10, 2024

Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein is as relevant today as it was when she first wrote it. Treat people monstrously and they will become monsters. Treat people monstrously and you will become a monster yourself. Read more

March 6, 2024

There are serious ethical issues with the way AI plagiarizes art and with how some companies use AI to keep from paying artists. This isn’t that conversation. This is something simpler, more basic, more personal. I’m already tired of AI art. Read more

March 3, 2024

Too many people – many of whom call themselves witches – are unable to recognize when their magic works. They never experience the thrill of a successful spell, they’re unable to learn from their mistakes and from their successes, and they never build the confidence they need to work magic effectively when they have an urgent need. Read more

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