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Twelve Steps as Initiation

We will experience many kinds of initiations in our lives, and if you are a person in recovery working the Twelve Steps will be one of the most powerful ones you can experience.  I wrote a new post about this … Continue reading

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“All Acts of Love and Pleasure Are My Rituals”

I neglected to tell you about a post I wrote on addicts and our relationship to pleasure.  Paganism is often celebrated as a container in which members are invited to embrace pleasure in a way that is not permitted in … Continue reading

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Abstaining, Absenting, Attending: Simplifying to Deepen

I have a friend who gives her years titles in order to direct her work for the year, and I invited the Universe to send me a similar direction. Pretty quickly, it sent back the word “Deepen”. Okay, I thought, … Continue reading

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Step III

Made the decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” Step Three of Alcoholics Anonymous  “We now honor our connection with the divine, as we understand it, and we accept … Continue reading

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Step II

Step Two- We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity The First Step leaves us in a terrible position.  We are utterly beyond human assistance. Our lives are unmanageable no matter what we … Continue reading

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Love and Tolerance of Others is our Code

I have a new post on my blog at Witches and Pagans. It is about the latest epic drama to engulf the Pagan blogosphere. Love and Tolerance of Others is Our Code

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Shadow Work

Things have been quiet around here but it hasn’t been for a lack of action and development in my spiritual program. Since the last time I wrote I have been to no less than four magical workshops. Two were full … Continue reading

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