In our blood the old wisdom speaks, if we’ll but listen. We can teach the world to listen, too.Read more "Spreading the Faith"
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"
I had another blog post planned, but then I stumbled upon this amazing interview in the always fabulous The Dark Mountain Project, where Richard Powers explains more of his “awakening” leading to the writing of The Overstory… I had to stop for my own realization to take shape and unfold all its meaning to me, […]Read more "Protecting Sacred Inspiration"
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"
First, an update, in case you are among the handful of interested readers waiting for the next installment (sorry): I have been incredibly busy in the past few weeks since the last post. I attended Stone & Stang 2018 in the Santa Cruz Mountains with my Unnamed Path brothers and other beautiful MWLM* folks, and then […]Read more "Finding Pagan Culture, ReDisclaimed"
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 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"
Part 2 Pagans in the World By the light of the Great Bonfire, we witnessed how the wrongs inflicted on native people and African people, continued to this day, were part of a cycle in European history. It began with the Roman Empire, forcing cultural hegemony upon conquered Gaelic and Germanic tribes, and continued […]Read more "Lighting the Shadows 2"
Interrogating myself and what I believe in has taken me a long time, but perhaps it is now time that it bear fruit. Perhaps this is where I set it down, for myself, to see if the argument holds weight. Bear with me, this post is deeply personal. By 2008, I was finishing my Anthropology […]Read more "Defining My Faith"
This might be controversial, but I feel like I’ve been getting to the point for a while now, it needs saying without reservations: The most pagan thing I know is science. Now on to the somewhat lengthy explanation. The word “paganism” has been reclaimed by modern folks–witches, druids, non-indigenous shamans, Wiccans, and more–for a good […]Read more "Finding Paganism"