John Beckett


TaglineMusings of a Druid, Pagan, and Unitarian Universalist.
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Who Ya Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lying Eyes?

There has never been a greater need to ignore what the mainstream culture tells you and to pay attention to what your senses – all your senses – tell you is happening.

2 days ago

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Paganism and the Primacy of the Written Word

The written word is a useful servant, but Western culture has made it an arrogant master. If we are to become truly Pagan then the primacy of the written word must give way to the primacy of religious

4 days ago

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A Farewell to Normalcy

I want being a Pagan to become normal, in the way it was normal for an ancient Greek or Celt to honor their Gods and ancestors – it was something everyone did. But some of us are called to work that i

1 week ago

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A Three-Fold Understanding of Magic

I came to a three-fold understanding of magic very early on my Pagan journey, and I’ve yet to find a better model for how magic works. Magic is the intercession of Gods and spirits, the manipulation o

1 week ago

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Summer Solstice – The Necessity of Trust

If there’s a lesson in the Summer Solstice, it’s that nothing worthwhile is entirely under our control. We do our part and then trust that Nature and the Gods will do theirs. And then get ready to do

1 week ago

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