Where is the World Headed?

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What do you think wealth is? Most think wealth is millions of dollars. No one knows what real wealth truly is. I goto my regular job everyday, coach my soccer team, have a family life, I get out in nature, travel, throw ideas around with anyone willing to listen to my crazy mind, think about what powerful ideas I can put out on my website and at the end of the day I will toast the Goddess. That is being rich!!! That is wealth. I know so many people with a lot of money and they are not wealthy. They are not rich. They have forgotten how to enjoy life. The wealth in life is not the final product, it is the journey. A lot of so called rich people have forgotten that. They really have lost their souls. They are so filthy rich that they don’t continue the journey…

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An Approach to Spiritual Retreat and Rejuvenation: Going Dark Week

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Perhaps now more than ever, the idea of taking regular retreats is a critical one. Last week, in my post on the Winter Solstice, I shared the deep need for restorative activities that allow us to heal, process, and deepen our practice–particularly in today’s age and as we move further into the age of the Anthropocene. Finding restoration activities are particularly critical because so many of us are languishing, dealing with the real effects of deepening climate change, dealing with the long-term upheaval and separation due to the pandemic, among a host of other issues. Thus, this week, I want to share one practice that I’ve developed over the years that is particularly helpful–I call it “going dark” or “inner life retreat.”

What is a Going Dark Spiritual Retreat?

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The principle of going dark is very simple–rather than…

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Sacred Goddess Magic

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Want to introduce yourself to the Goddess?  First thing you need to understand is she will give you no powers or opportunities that you are not ready to receive.  It is all in the life you live.  Life is the test.  You can never gain anything by reading sacred texts.  They are all exoteric.  The Goddess is a spiritual thing and you will only be able to get her attention if you live in harmony with her.  The powers you look for will destroy you unless you are robed in the garments of purity.  To the un-purified the Goddess is a  consuming fire.  Those not ready will have confusion, insanity and death.  


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A 21st Century Wheel of the Year: Restoration at the Winter Solstice

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The time of the greatest darkness is upon us at the winter solstice. Each morning, the sun seems to struggle to rise and hangs low in the sky. The world is covered in frost, cold, and snow, and the darkness of winter sets in. This is a hard time for many, perhaps more so now than before, given the cultural darkness and challenges that so many of us are facing globally and locally. So facing the darkness, in this very challenging time, takes something extra.

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In my first post on this series (Receptivity at the Fall Equinox), I made the case that the traditional Wheel of the Year was developed and enacted under very different conditions than our present age. We now live in the Anthropocene, a period of human-driven climate change and cultural unrest which is very different than the Holocene, the period of…

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Opening Ceremony for the Age of Aquarius

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The opening ceremony of Aquarius has happened.   It happened on November 25 in Egypt.  Depending on which side of the conflict you are on it was called the opening of Rams Road or the opening of Sphinx Avenue.  This ceremony was basically the handing over the power to the Thebes bloodline.  The boats are the boats of the Gods and Goddesses who sailed the seas of the cosmos.  They are now in Thebes(Luxor) along with the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses.  Watch this beautiful ceremony and see if you can catch the symbolism I have taught you over the years.  


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Critical Thinking

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I teach my daughter and the girls I train in soccer to think for themselves. Just because the news says it, a politician says it or a teacher says it does not mean it’s true. As a society though it is easier to tell our kids “no” instead of teaching them how to think. When you let them think for themselves they might think differently. This is why when children become teenagers and they have not been taught how to think they just go against what their parents think. This is also why you have people that go against the establishment just to go against it. You can give them any insane narrative that is not mainstream and they will believe it just to go against the establishment. All because they feel so deceived.


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Creativity, Mental Health, and Well Being: A Case for the Bardic Arts

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Creativity is the birthright of all people. When humans are young, play and creativity are central to our own development. Children don’t worry about it being ‘good’; they just make things, play with crayons, laugh, dance, and sing. They play. As children get older, school and society often discourage individual creativity and play, particularly in a culture that values economic growth above all else. The result of this has been a stifling sense of creativity, with many adults believing in the myth of talent (that you have to be good at something immediately to practice it creatively) or insisting they have no creativity.

The bardic arts are those in the druid tradition that focuses on creative works: storytelling, creative writing, fine arts, fine crafts, and any other endeavor where you are building in your creativity. The ancient bards were part of the druid community and were the storytellers and historians…

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What is Beauty?

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How can we define beauty?  Beauty is a force in this world whether you know it or not.  How do we define that which is not beautiful?  What is the effect upon us when we see something as beautiful or not beautiful?  The dictionary defines beauty as something that gives pleasure to our senses.  To be considered beautiful a thing must have artistic value.  A value that can be detected by everyone not just those who have knowledge about beauty.  Something that is asymmetrical can not be regarded as beautiful.  


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The Shift

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There is a huge shift right now in the conditioning of the world.  The past few decades were about taking responsibility for yourself and not being a victim.  Even marketers targeted individualism.  Here lately the conditioning has shifted to a more collective conditioning.   It’s all about accepting yourself and the needs of the many are more important than the needs of the few.  In reality only individualism and only collectivism are very toxic. What’s going on tells me the world does not understand Magic.    


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The Age of Safetyism

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In this post I’m gong to show you that you are not actually in control of your own life. You are being run by biological drives, social conditioning, your ego, addictions, and rationalizations your brain will come up with to protect what you think. I’m going deep down the rabbit hole on this one. It is meant to try to shake you awake.


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