Maturing in spirit and mind, perhaps strength and resolve lies not in the fragile Self, but in the Eternal Whole of our communities.Read more "Not For Consumption"
TL;DR: The Phoenix in X-Men is about the cosmic and transcendent power of love required to heal trauma, and the films barely delve into that aspect of Jean Grey with any sort of realism or grace. For starters, I would like to make a disclaimer that I am not talking or reviewing the comic book […]Read more "Why Every Phoenix Film Has Been Trash & Wrong"
“I will call the waterAnd I will be the courseAnd I will call the rainI will call the rain“– Ayla Nereo, The Course A few of you know that I have been “spiritually rehabilitating” the new development I moved into. I have great news to report! 😀 First, though, what is it exactly that I’ve […]Read more "Be the Course"
I want to address the rampant cognitive dissonance and psychic trauma of our times. For, it seems, there is no way to bring our present state of political and ecological crisis into alignment. Most of us are aware of the climate crisis unfolding, along with the Sixth Mass Extinction already underway. To pagans, these are […]Read more "Alignment: Beyond the Surface"
When do we chose ourselves? When do we find “that quiet place still inside” us and ask how to continue the quest?Read more "Choosing Yourself"
On Tuesday I voted for a fighting chance, but by the time I woke up Wednesday, it had turned into a rallying call. I read the news at 6 AM, and I was due at work soon after. Perhaps that is why I did not plunge into the waters of fear and despair that engulfed […]Read more "Confessing the Wound"
Read this closely, it’s not what you’re used to hearing: We are not merely spirits in a body. It makes no sense whatsoever to rely entirely on “otherworldly” senses to make sense of the world, or merely spiritual acts like prayer, when our house is burning to the ground. And it is.The only planet we’ve […]Read more "Learning to Shout"
The sudden passing away of a community elder last week was a devastating blow to many folks I knew. I may not have known her for long, or as well as the priestesses she taught and nurtured, but those times I spent with her were invaluable. She was kind and honest, a real person tempered […]Read more "Legacies"
When I was first coming up with my personal philosophies–my own Zen, if you will–I had great trouble with embracing the idea of love. Can’t say I’m much of a Romantic, either literally or philosophically, and I fully understand that love isn’t as wonderful as many besotted people would like to claim it is. Love […]Read more "Love is a Blade"
I’m not sure this is the right way of thinking about it–appealing to emotions rather than reason–but the good reasons for preserving our environment hasn’t had the impact hoped for. Perhaps it is time to appeal to “the better angels of our nature.” We live in a world almost entirely disconnected from the image above, […]Read more "It’s About Love"