The other day, Sorita D’Este posed a question on her Facebook page that I always give serious thought whenever any variation of it comes up: What do you name yourself in relation to your magical or spiritual path, and what is the qualifying factor allowing you to do that? Since I am so long-winded and tendContinue reading What’s in a name?
I have been bingeing the TV series The Exorcist recently, and in the second season, I suddenly realized that there was a lot going on regarding the nature of ego in the younger priest, Father Thomas. At the end of season 1, he had succeeded in doing something that had previously been though impossible. Because ofContinue reading On the nature of ego
December 3, 2017 was a very auspicious day for me. I will remember it as the day that I finally became a “real” Buddhist, never mind that I have been doing some of the work on my own for over a decade. What do I mean that I became a “real” Buddhist? I mean, IContinue reading Hello, my name is Shoshin 正心
A few years ago, I somehow stumbled across the Covenant of Hekate and devoured their public website. I joined their public Facebook group, too, in an effort to learn more about how they viewed things. What I learned about them was that, as opposed to my usual inclination, I wanted to take an active part andContinue reading Joining the Covenant of Hekate
Today, I received my final installment of the OBOD Bardic course. I didn’t realize that it was my last one when I opened the mailbox and smiled, but once I opened the envelope, it was clear. I am left with something to ponder. I started this course of home study some 10 years ago, inContinue reading The end of a personal era
I just posted about my (yet to be delivered) Karma Go over on my regular blog, Changes of Man. Ummmm… What is a Karma Go, you ask? It’s a mobile WiFi hot spot that anyone can connect to. Anybody that connects and makes a new Karma account gets 100 MB of free data to use…Continue reading A little Karma is a good thing.
I’ve noticed that, even though I’ve said I’m theoretically writing about Buddhism and Paganism, I haven’t posted much about the former. I think that’s because, for now, I’m not confused about my Buddhist side, while I’m trying to figure out the Pagan aspect of my spirituality. In other words, I’m fairly certain about my Buddhism,Continue reading I'm all about that base… Err, book
I’ve been sitting with this sort of thing myself recently. I am a Buddhist Druid, married to a Hellenic devotional polytheist (DP) of Poseidon, we are living with a (Heathen? Hellen? Not sure at the moment) DP of Loki (and others), who is dating a Heathen DP of Freya, who is also good friends withContinue reading Beloved of the Gods
I’ve currently unemployed, our bills are piling up, and I’m a grad student working on a dual Master’s in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, with about two and a half years to go. Kristen metaphorically smacked me upside the head and told me to worry about it after we get ourselves on an even keel.Continue reading Ok, ok, yeah, I know…
For the longest time, I have entertained the fantasy of having a kendo at home, with tatami floor coverings, noren hanging in the doorway, art scrolls adorning the walls and a butsudan at one end. Reality dictates that this remains in the realm of fantasy for the foreseeable future, since we live in a smallContinue reading Thoughts on creating a Zen Druid shrine at home