I am interested in how to transmit this story in a way that achieves the ultimate goal of all storytelling: to restore a wider, more adaptive perspective for those who adopt it. In that hope, I make this humble offering.Read more "Making Peace with Extinction"
Setting down a new spiritual root in the Land We Are connects us to a powerful current of the present moment. The soil, air, and waters nourish the spirit into new growth and health. One begins to move in step with the local environment and finally notice the little miracles of bird song, atmosphere, plants and fauna. Each become invitations to participate in the unfolding rebirth of life around you.Read more "The Goddess Here"
When it came,the storm was an afterthought.We were long gone.The ‘scrapers claimed by climbersand moss and other green,and rust as well, becausewhen them winds howledthe groaning, empty boardroomsgave way to long-awaited ruin.It is the state of things.The old is ruins nowand vagabonds still pick whatever’sleft of yesterday’s metropolis.They sell that junk at market:a pound of […]Read more "Remaining"
I actually do respect Witchbody and the work that Sabrina Scott has attempted to do within its pages. It is a worthwhile read despite all these criticisms. But, perhaps, as the author suggests in the Introduction, let it find you mysteriously, rather than participating in the global economic system that destroys the environment it seeks to protect.Read more "Thinking With Witchbody"
“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"
I’m writing this second post in a day (rare) because I was struggling earlier about my feelings about the different labels for the current geologic epoch. Many say we’re in the Anthropocene, as in the Epoch of Man. Donna Haraway has brilliantly argued for/against/with this, as well as the Capitalocene as the Epoch of Capital, […]Read more "Transcending Timelines: Concurrent Cenes & Blurred Boundaries"
When capitalism ends, what will you have left of your practice?Read more "Pagans, Answer This"
Our (oft pagan) ancestors knew how to return to death, to lift its veil of mystery, and reveal the bone-truth of Nature.Read more "What We Find in Death"