Ave Fortuna!

A guest post by Kaigi-Ron Ave is the principle of gratitude. Of recognizing, in each moment, how incredibly lucky you are…because it could’ve gone another way.  It could be so very much worse…but, fortunately, it isn’t. Ave Fortuna! It all started with the Focus to Fortuna.  In this world ruled by chaos, she rolls the dice.  They cannot be unrolled.  So … Continue reading Ave Fortuna!

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“Familiar Spirits”

Something light for a Wednesday… Wikipedia: “In European folklore and folk-belief of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, familiar spirits (sometimes referred to simply as “familiars” or “animal guides“) were believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches and cunning folks in their practice of magic. According to the records of the time, they would appear in numerous guises, often as an animal…” If there is one … Continue reading “Familiar Spirits”

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Woodland Dreaming: Missing Ancient Ways

I’m back from Pantheacon, and had a wonderful festival again. I was involved in three conference offerings—a ritual for activists (“Arming the Earth Warriors”), a mixer for non-theists, and the annual ritual by the Spark Collective, of which I sit on the Core group—and all were well-attended and received. Our non-theist ritual had nearly twice as … Continue reading Woodland Dreaming: Missing Ancient Ways

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In Memorium: Ursula K. Le Guin, Cultural Radical and Deep Humanist

Ursula K. LeGuin has died. I won’t recount her many works or the impact she had on speculative fiction in her long career as a writer. That information can be found in the obituary linked above, and elsewhere. No, this is a personal memorial. For of all writers, I believe Ursula K. Le Guin’s impact … Continue reading In Memorium: Ursula K. Le Guin, Cultural Radical and Deep Humanist

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