Losing Your Spirit Animals

The world’s climate is changing–you’ve probably heard that before and thought of the things that rise, like temperature and sea levels. You’ve wondered about floods and beach erosion, and maybe even made the connection to higher insurance prices and declining real estate investments. You may have thought about drier weather in the West and the […]

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Lighting the Village Fire

To dismiss the incredible amounts of distress we all feel and demand we soldier on is both counterproductive and inhumane. Though we are not all crying out, we no longer possess the emotional strength we held in reserve even two years ago. The election cycle of 2016 and the Presidency of Donald Trump in 2017 […]

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Workshopping the Path

The green lawn of Bok Tower rolled down hill into orange groves and pastures, stretching out everywhere to the east until rain or fog hid the horizon.¬†Sitting some 290+ feet above sea level–rare heights in the Florida peninsula–I received painful truth from a kindly spirit of the area. Yes, I am comfortable today and sometimes […]

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Howling, Burning Spirit

The natural disasters we see today scouring the land are the heralds of a New World, cast in the howling winds and flames of the Old World’s ruin. Below the surface, hidden in the parched and sickened soil, the invisible neighbors that ensure the rot and rebirth of life wither and falter. The cycle breaks. […]

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Arguing for Magick

I believe in magick–to a certain extent–and I also believe in the natural history of the world, so often devoid of the mystical. Here is my argument for the reality, and usefulness, of magick: For starters, we have to acknowledge that our current worldview is essentially devoid of magick. We might say this was the […]

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When Mercury Goes Retrograde

I will be the first to admit I am not so sure about astrology and the planets’ effect on human destiny. Sometimes I act like I agree and I will¬†discuss the subject until I am about waist deep and I lost my thread. Truth is, the logical part of my brain knows that horoscopes aren’t […]

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In Light of Recent Events

I began with this work just after Ferguson, but I wasn’t focused on that spiritually yet. I knew of the struggle of the black community and I mourned with them. I even went to a vigil held in my city and spoke often to friends and colleagues in support of Black Lives Matter. I still […]

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