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December 15, 2015
Eight Years of Useless Religion
All any religious writer or speaker can do is say “here it is if you’re...
December 03, 2015
Comforting Religion, Challenging Religion
There is a place for religion that comforts, soothes, and heals. But there is also...
November 24, 2015
How Do You Know You’re on the Right Path?
In the moment I never know if I’m doing the right thing or not. It’s...
November 08, 2015
6 Benefits of Perseverance
Half of life is just showing up – the other half is sticking with things...
November 03, 2015
Feri Seekers and the Ivy League Syndrome
Over 94% of the people who want to go to Harvard don’t get in. So...
October 27, 2015
Adventures in Tarot Reading
I don’t read for the public very often. But when I worked a Psychic Fair...
October 22, 2015
Must Paganism Be Transgressive?
Some Pagan traditions – most notably Witchcraft – are inherently transgressive, but there’s more than...
October 20, 2015
This Land Is Your Land
This land is your land. Not in the sense of ownership but in the sense...
October 15, 2015
Pagan Thoughts on Death and the Afterlife
If I’m wrong and the atheists are right, then I will have had a good...
October 06, 2015
Our Ancestors. These Gods. This Place.
While we draw from the experience and wisdom of others, our particular set of beliefs,...
September 20, 2015
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven But Nobody Wants To Die
I see lots of people who want to be witches and Druids and priests and...
September 08, 2015
Life Coaching, Spiritual Direction, and Holy Work
Helping others find their true calling and develop the skills necessary to carry it out...
July 14, 2015
Discipline is neither an act of ego and domination nor an act of submission to...
July 09, 2015
Differences Matter and Trying Isn’t Enough
Yes, you can chop with a knife and carve with an axe, but not well....
July 07, 2015
Spiritual Buffets and the Value of Traditions
The many traditions of religion and spirituality are like a huge buffet offering an appetizing...
July 02, 2015
5 Reasons You Can’t Find the Right Spiritual Path
Religion used to be simple: you learned the religion of your family growing up and...
June 18, 2015
A New Order – A Summer Solstice Meditation
The ancient Egyptian daily temple rituals were intended to maintain Ma’at – the proper order...
June 16, 2015
Letter To My Christian Friends
People who nod in agreement with my reverence for Nature and smile politely with my...
June 02, 2015
You Have A Destiny
The future is not fixed. I’m not a special snowflake and neither are you. But...
May 01, 2015
Beltane – A Holy Day
It’s good to reclaim sacred sexuality from the Neopuritans who preach abstinence and shame, and...
April 26, 2015
A Druid With a Camera
The stereotypical tourist with a camera is a stereotype for a reason – it’s easy...
April 14, 2015
Responding to the Religiously Obnoxious
I’m a big proponent of doing what it takes to get along. But at some...
March 26, 2015
Be Careful Who You Pretend To Be
We become what we do. We become what we tell ourselves we are. We become...
March 19, 2015
Are There Moral Facts?
Justin P. McBrayer did a good job of driving traffic to the New York Times...
March 17, 2015
Alliances With the Spirit World
Like our human alliances, our alliances with the spirit world are best when they’re built...
January 27, 2015
When You Can’t Turn It Over To God
Life is complicated. We can’t pretend it’s not, and we can’t expect a divine helicopter...
January 18, 2015
Who Are Our Ancestors?
When we honor our ancestors we realize we are the beneficiaries of their lives and...
January 13, 2015
Killing Your Inner Fundamentalist
A foundation of evidence and reason are important, but inner fundamentalists and inner atheists cannot...
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New Year, New Start – Now What?
If we’re going to take advantage of this New Year to start something new, we...
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Dark Times – A Winter Solstice Meditation
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