“Plant and Fungus Spirits” – Updated and Annotated Edition Now Available!

Hey, everyone! My book Plant and Fungus Totems, originally published via Llewellyn, went out of print earlier this year. I’ve since updated and annotated it and released a new edition as Plant and Fungus Spirits. In addition to adding bits of new information or making other small changes, I’ve also removed the term “totem” other … Continue reading “Plant and Fungus Spirits” – Updated and Annotated Edition Now Available!

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Ways to Empower your Samhain Amid the Pandemic

Oh no!  Covid-19 has put group rituals on hold, and what about the kids?  There are plenty of good options to have a very sacred Samhain (and celebrate the rare Samhain Blue Moon!), while keeping yourself – and others- safe.  Here are some of them, for both Rituals and Trick-or-Treating.

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One More Chance to see a Bright Mars, until 2035! by Starstuff, Contemplating

If you have clear skies Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, consider celebrating as my family does – by seeing these wonders, just as our Ancestors have seen them for many thousands of years.  Do you have a chance to share this sacred moment with a child?

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Autumn 2020: Responsibility and Wonder; by Starstuff, Contemplating

Wonder and responsibility speak to me as we enter fall.  As Naturalistic Pagans, our focus is on this real world – giving us both the awe of the world we live in and the commitment to build a better world…

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The Next 70 Days are Critical – What can you do to help? by Starstuff, Contemplating

We stand at an historic time, and the upcoming election will determine a lot about the world we will leave to future generations.  As Naturalistic Pagans, our focus is on this real world, and we can put our spirituality into…

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Get Ready for a Great Perseid Meteor Shower this Year! August 11-14, by Starstuff, Contemplating

If you have clear skies Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, consider celebrating as my family does – by seeing these wonders, just as our Ancestors have seen them for many thousands of years.  Do you have a chance to share this sacred moment with a child?

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Yes, You Can Be Part of Vulture Culture!

I recently got an email from someone who was interested in Vulture Culture, but felt like they couldn’t actually be a participating member of this “fandom” unless they were tanning their own hides and cleaning their own bones and otherwise processing their own specimens. It’s not the first time I’ve run into this, either. It’s … Continue reading Yes, You Can Be Part of Vulture Culture!

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Home Base: Place Altars As Connections to Wilderness

Note: This post was originally posted on No Unsacred Place in 2011, and then later Paths Through the Forests. I am moving it over here so I can have more of my writings in one place. I am not a huge fan of “nature” as being separate from humanity. The perceived divide of “natural” and “artificial” … Continue reading Home Base: Place Altars As Connections to Wilderness

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Deep Ancestral Animal Spirits, Part One

Note: This post was originally posted on No Unsacred Place in 2012, and then later Paths Through the Forests. I am moving it over here so I can have more of my writings in one place. The human brain is a fascinating thing. I had already learned a good deal about it just in personal … Continue reading Deep Ancestral Animal Spirits, Part One

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Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”: A Pagan Perspective

Note: This post was originally posted on No Unsacred Place in 2011, and then later Paths Through the Forests. I am moving it over here so I can have more of my writings in one place. When I’m making artwork, I often enjoy having some music or video going on that I can listen to … Continue reading Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”: A Pagan Perspective

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