How to Help a Book Succeed

I still remember when finding a Pagan book in a mainstream bookstore was a rarity. One of my favorite examples of that was a book on Pagan Parenting that I picked up in the late 90’s simply because it had ‘Pagan’ in the title.  I did not have children, and had no intention of becoming…

5 Things To Do When the World Gets Weird

If it seems like the people around you are more volatile than usual, you’re not alone.  Over the past month I’ve stood on the sidelines as multiple relationships around me caught fire in various ways.  The stress of over a year’s worth of pandemic concerns and the whiplash of relief to restriction is applying pressure…

Reasons Not to Wrestle a Pig and Other Thoughts About Community Dynamics

Let me spin you a scenario that plays out periodically in the pagan community: You’re bobbing along, minding your own business. You’re helping run events or maybe you’re leading them. You’re doing readings, offering counseling, or assisting with spellwork and ritual. Maybe you’re teaching classes or workshops.  Everything is going fine and then suddenly, out…