Note: While I'm working on getting out the long-awaited Episode 18, I thought it worthwhile to adapt certain portions of Episode 17's liturgy into post format, for your enjoyment. If you wish to listen to the entire liturgy (which I recommend), you can find it here on SoundCloud or search Wizard of Monadnock on any podcast … Continue reading Be like grass. Or like water. Or both.
Like Merlin returning from Bermuda in the animated Sword in the Stone, I’m BACK, fresh off a glorious week spent smack on the elbow of Cape Cod. I’d probably be dead or lobotomized were it not for vacations like this one. And look, this isn’t an advice column - I’m not here to tell you … Continue reading Vacation is Dead (Long Live Vacation!)
I know it was a bit of a tease - I showed up on Medium and then made three posts in three days and then...silence. Knowing I risked losing whatever tiny amount of momentum I had managed to amass, I made the calculated decision to take the week off before resuming regular activity next week. … Continue reading Mercury Gets Right, Rainbows Connect
One of the things I hate the most is being forced against my will to take good advice. I hate it even more if it seems like I’m being forced to take good advice by fucking meddling planets. I can accept that a certain degree of my existence is at the mercy of the Wheel of … Continue reading Lammas in the Retrogrades
So I’ve decided to start cross-posting everything I put up on wizardofmonadnock.com on Medium. (Perhaps it could be argued that the REAL news here is that I’m going to be making posts on a regular basis, AT ALL, anywhere, but that’s another discussion for another day.) Anyway, why would I put myself through this? Why … Continue reading A Wizard Comes to Medium
This is the season of the forest fairies and the drunken wood-elves, of light and gold and burning life. I cannot overstate how much I love the month of June. These past couple of months seem to have blasted by, an edgy jumble of harsh chaos accompanied by an undercurrent of confidence that all is … Continue reading Careening Toward a Solstice
A few brief notes on the way things (might) go down sometimes. I feel awkward and slightly embarrassed to talk about astrology. No, I know, it doesn't really make sense. I call myself a wizard, openly engage in regular divinatory practices, embrace all manner of ritual madness, extol the virtues of every shape and color … Continue reading Mad Mercury and the Inconvenient Purge
Note: The following is a partial spiritual retrospective of the year 2017. I have a tendency to judge myself very harshly. Sometimes, it’s warranted. Most times, it serves as a motivating factor, spurring me onward, further, higher, better, and thus is a beneficial trait independent of whether it is warranted or not. Still, in the … Continue reading 2017: Reconciling a Deficit of Faith
That's what happens when I get started. Few more things I wanted to go over that didn't make it into this morning's post. DON'T FORGET THE METEORS Everybody wants to talk about the upcoming eclipse. All eclipse all the time. Eclipse eclipse eclipse, yeah, yeah. Am I bitter and jealous because I didn't make special … Continue reading I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS
"You really are the Wizard of Monadnock!" A friend of mine said that to me last week. Obviously, if I didn't think so, this whole blog and podcast - now nearing five years old - would be a strange project indeed, but it's still weird to hear it from someone else. I felt honored and humbled. … Continue reading How’ve you been?