More accurately than nomadic tribes in some long lost Stone Age, our more recent ancestral ways speak of village life, with all this entails. It is quite evident wherever the dream of building or creating a pagan settlement emerges, set aside for “just us” to deepen our practice and live together in harmony. But this […]Read more "Becoming Pagan Villagers"
I hope you get this book and read it, because it is an extremely important text, not just for for the pagan religions thriving in the world today, but for future generations as well. This succinct book was by Mathew Sydney and subtitled, “A Workbook for Developing a Pagan Spiritual Ecology.” (Full Disclosure: Mathew is a […]Read more "Reviewing: Sacred Land"
There is a tree growing wild in a field of bones and ancient ashes. It shines with phantasmagorical color, a statement of ecstasy and potential so great it draws timid souls to it for exotic fruit. Its branches sway with the whispers of the past and, carved upon its bark, are a myriad visions of […]Read more "Unifying Paganism"
I don’t know what these are or what they might mean to you, reader. The messages were soft and those beyond took their turns speaking, then stepping back. I suspect incense, nightfall, and Paleowolf’s music played a role. I did my best to “translate” and organize the erratic patterns of speech on the fly. I hope […]Read more "Listening for Meaning"
I propose that Nature is the absolute ground of being for all spiritual matters, regardless of where a person may place their religious focus. Formulated in this manner, individual spiritual practices are not invalidated. Adopting this worldview—or rather, grounding one’s perception to include this reality—provides the spiritual seeker a vast new field of possibilities roughly […]Read more "The Ground of Spirit: A Manifesto"
The story goes* that there was once a youth of such beauty in ancient Greece, that Zeus could not help but to fall in love with him. Of course, Hera forbid the consummation of her husband’s lust and, of course, Zeus did it any way in his own clever ways. He transformed into an eagle […]Read more "Dawning of the Age of"
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 […]Read more "Losing Your Spirit Animals"