the cloud of depression

I exhale a black cloud that lingers around me, and inhaling, I taste the bitterness all around me. I exude malignancy, and all who can avoid the toxic stink that heralds my presence. With herculean effort, I push off the covers and sit up in my bed. It’s past noon, and I’ve been mostly awakeContinue reading “the cloud of depression”

A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing: a review

Genre: Wicca Title: A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing Author: David Salisbury In this work, Salisbury draws on research into several traditions, seeking to distill the essence of cleansing practices for use in a Wiccan context. In that, I believe he succeeds. Moreover, based on the one tradition he references with which I amContinue reading “A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing: a review”

My personal practice: adding layers

To look at what some Hellenic polytheists do to honor their gods can be more than a little overwhelming; must everyone devote so much time, energy, and resources to this path? Of course not. I doubt there are very many people who begin with a full-blown, life-altering schedule of personal devotion.  I also doubt thatContinue reading “My personal practice: adding layers”