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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Seeing the Path

It hasn’t been a splendid year. I have see-sawed between inspired heights and turbulent lows, and even now it’s hard to tell what the sum total of 2017 will be like. There is much room for catastrophe, but I am also more prepared now than ever. At least now I can at least see the […]

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Finding the Calm

There is a good reason I haven’t posted anything significant in a long while. I have been struggling with depression and anxiety for a while, with all the attendant feelings of worthlessness and doubt. That makes you doubt every word and idea, every thought you want to share with others when it fails to stack […]

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Love is a Blade

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 […]

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Peter Gray’s Re/Disconnecting

DISCLAIMER: I haven’t finished reading Peter Gray’s Apocalyptic Witchcraft and am probably missing key parts of his argument which will give nuance to what I am reacting to here in this post. If so, I will do my best to come back and edit in my new understanding. UPDATE: Further reading of the book has […]

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Walking the Path

The function and role of the rainmaker is best described in a story. The concept of the rainmaker comes from a story from Jung and for those not familiar with the rainmaker, the following story is taken from the Tao of Psychology by Jean Shinoda Bolen and was told to Jung by Richard Wilhelm. It […]

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What Makes You Happy

I have just had a conversation with a dear friend of mine that circled the central issue of his current unhappiness and stress in his life. It was long and complicated and heated, kind of like talks between old friends can sometimes be. After much gab, we came to the conclusion that he cares too […]

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