When I asked to interview Paul Beyerl for this week, it was because I strongly believe in preserving the wisdom of our elders. Now in his seventies, Beyerl was easy to talk to in part because he’s not put off by the idea that he’s an elder. What I wasn’t expecting from the conversation wasContinue reading “Cultivating sources”
My roles as priest and reporter often overlap.
“You are now on the business beat,” said my editor to me yesterday. That suits me just fine, because I am fascinated with how we struggle with money issues in the Pagan communities. We’ve got a fair amount of poverty (some by choice), and a fair amount of guilt over doing well. There are rulesContinue reading “Business as usual”
What curious news stories emerge from the Pagan and polytheist communities, such as the notion of trademarking Yule. I came away from writing that with the impression that there was indeed a villain in that story, but that I may not have spoken to em directly. To be fair, that feeling is almost always intensifiedContinue reading “Yule be sorry”
Witches and other magic-workers setting their sights on President Trump was the topic of my article yesterday at The Wild Hunt. An unflattering image of the president is a components in one of the public spells that I looked at, which reminds me of their use in political advertising. Overculture, meet subculture. For me, theContinue reading “Metaphysical gauntlet thrown down”