May 26, 2019

How big is your Paganism? How inclusive is your Paganism? What specific needs does your Paganism have? What will the Pagans in your Paganism support? The infrastructure needs of your Paganism aren’t necessarily the same as the infrastructure needs of my Paganism. Read more

May 23, 2019

Imposter syndrome goes beyond genuine humility. It lies about your own accomplishments and exaggerates the accomplishments of others. And the worst part of imposter syndrome isn’t how it makes you feel – it’s what it makes you stop doing that you really want to do. Read more

May 20, 2019

We were never going to get a happy ending. Honestly, I expected more deaths and far more chaos. What we got was as good as we were ever going to get. And also, we got eight seasons of brilliant entertainment. We got brutally honest depictions of the worst – and occasionally, the best – of human nature. Read more

May 19, 2019

Serving my community is part of my priesthood. But I am also called to serve Them directly in the ways that They request/demand, for reasons that are known only to Them, and that have no obvious value in the ordinary world. Read more

May 16, 2019

I understand envy of the institutions and infrastructure of Catholics and other Christians. But envy isn’t helpful. Let’s become the best Pagans we can be, and then build the institutions and infrastructure we need, here and now. Read more

May 14, 2019

These new laws with their harsh punishments are not about reducing the number of abortions. They’re about allowing politicians to tell themselves and their anti-abortion supporters that their hands are perfectly clean. They’re not. Read more

May 12, 2019

“I didn’t expect it to be so real.” As unique as this comment was, the message is one I heard from others at our Beltane ritual: this is meaningful, this is sacred, this is real. The elements that made this ritual so powerful can be incorporated into any Pagan ritual. Read more

May 9, 2019

Given the excesses and abuses of religion, some question whether we should take the step from raw experience to formal religion, and many people are choosing not to take it. But for most of us, practicing religion is far more beneficial than simply responding to religious experiences. Read more

May 7, 2019

A recent article asked “how and why did religion evolve?” While it was good up to a point, it essentially attempted to explain religion while ignoring religion. If you want to understand the origins of religion, you have to look at religious experiences. Read more

May 5, 2019

Facts are real. They may be complicated and they may be unpleasant, but we ignore them at our peril. If facts conflict with our beliefs, our beliefs must change – the facts aren’t changing. Read more

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