A Divination to Clarify a Message

One of the interesting (and occasionally annoying) things about being a mystic is getting messages. By messages, I mean sudden flashes of images across the mind’s eye, words and phrases popping up in the mind, sudden “knowings” of information, hearing sounds or whispers with the inner (and occasionally outer) ears, etc. Sometimes, a consistent source…

Breaking the Pedestal

I take a lot of pride in being a good teacher and ritual leader. People who have taken workshops from me know that I tend to show up with more notes than I’ll actually be able to use. I generally include an experiential or integrative piece in every class I teach. I’m good at weaving…

Cultivating Sacred Joy

One of the many words used to describe Pagan religious practice is “celebratory.” We are a religion that seeks and honors joy, beauty, and pleasure. Rather than approaching our time in this world as a passage through a realm of shadow, we approach it as a learning experience. We go through the same life challenges…

A Festival Season Warning

The outward spiral is kicking into high gear. Warmer, sunnier weather is here or on the way soon, and many of us are looking forward to our first festivals of the year. These wonderful gatherings are a time to connect with our spirituality and community in a focused way. For those of us who’ve attended…

As Within, So Without

I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t willed something into being at some point in time. Whether it’s finding housing when we need it the most, a new job, a healthy relationship, a family, or a specific vision for a life, most adults eventually hit a point where the only thing that keeps them…