Take heart! The wheel turns on!

This is your official Imbolc post for 2017, right on schedule, just over 9 days late. I often say to my wife, when making excuses for being behind on things or being confused as to how it is already the date that it is - both of which are nearly daily occurrences, as you might … Continue reading Take heart! The wheel turns on!

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Meditation for Imbolc

Even as all things are now in motion, As we confront before us a darkness, a chaos, a sorrow, Rejoice and worship, for the divine spark is still everywhere! Hold fast to the light from the spark, go into it, And proceed forward - believe it or not, you'll make it. The beginnings of things … Continue reading Meditation for Imbolc

Will 2017 be better than 2016? A special Annual Wizard Spirit-Forecast for the year ahead

Here we are, in 2017, shooting through space. It's still possible that the story won't have a happy ending, that fate will perhaps be unkind. I don't know - beyond my scope. What I have for you, however, is a methodically constructed, wizardry-based outlook assessing what we can expect out of the universe in 2017. … Continue reading Will 2017 be better than 2016? A special Annual Wizard Spirit-Forecast for the year ahead

Making Sense of 2016 (Now that it’s Finally Over

Considering the fact that we may well be fast approaching the end of civilization, if not the world, we deserve a whole hell of a lot more celebration and mirth-making than we're getting. Collectively, we grasp for this in large part without any conscious awareness of the fact. There's this kind of foggy block just … Continue reading Making Sense of 2016 (Now that it’s Finally Over

All the Ghosts, All the Saints, All the Souls

Welcome to the Dark Side - the Dark Side of the Year. That's why Samhain (aka HALLOWEEN, fam) was such a big deal for the Celts. It's interesting - what I typically think of as "the middle holidays" in the Wheel of the Year, the ones that fall between the solstices and equinoxes, were actually the main … Continue reading All the Ghosts, All the Saints, All the Souls

HARVEST TIME: What Have I Grown?

Harvest time, yet again. In terms of the year's cycle, we may as well call it The Moment of Truth. Some might go so far as to say "Judgment Day," but let's not let our sense of drama completely get away from us. In any case, it's kind of a BFD - now we see the … Continue reading HARVEST TIME: What Have I Grown?

You can take your pumpkin spice lattes and….

All you fall-lovers can go to hell. Happy Autumnal Equinox, you smug bastards. All right, all right, enough of that. I'm baiting you and indulging myself - on purpose, of course. The truth, as ever, is more complicated. My baiting indulgence and cruel cursing is rooted in a couple of factors. For one, I've noticed a … Continue reading You can take your pumpkin spice lattes and….

Summer vacation is over

[Author's Note: This was initially written several days ago, but not posted immediately.] Some, unready to let go, may accuse me of jumping the gun here. Labor Day isn't until next week! September doesn't even start until Thursday! And technically, summer doesn't even end for three and a half more weeks! All true - though … Continue reading Summer vacation is over

Real-Time Ruminations from the Tectonic Spring 2016

You didn't think I was just gonna tell you jokes about the spectacular spiritual bombardment that is 2016, and then just wish you luck and bail, did you? Come onnnn, that's not my style. There's more behind everything. Contained below are three entries in what could be considered the Wizard Captain’s Log of the Wizard … Continue reading Real-Time Ruminations from the Tectonic Spring 2016

2016 is batshit, good luck

When an associate of mine - we can call him Brother Theodore - completed a shamanic journey earlier this spring, I barely waited a token polite interval to give his brain the chance to reconstruct itself before reaching out to talk to him about it. There wasn't anything unreasonable about this, really. The whole point … Continue reading 2016 is batshit, good luck