John Beckett


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Repaganizing Ancient Rituals

Repaganizing an ancient rite involves a lot more than adding an “s” everywhere you see “God” and changing “Lord” to “Lord and Lady.” But some ancient rituals and spells were created in a polytheist en

1 day ago

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187 Signs You’re Trying To Avoid Doing Your Own Spiritual Work

Maybe I’m just in a cynical mood, but I’ve seen too many “signs you’re really something special but you just don’t know it” articles. People are out there searching desperately for their calling in li

3 days ago

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UPG: Why Unverified Personal Gnosis is Good and Necessary

My religion is an ecstatic religion and an oracular religion. The Gods and spirits speak to us and with us. Much of what they have to say is properly classified as UPG. So when people attack UPG – par

6 days ago

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Why Is There Joy In The World?

People across all religions and cultures ask why there is suffering in the world. But what if that’s the wrong question? In a world where suffering is the rule, joy exists. Why?

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8 Things to do for Ostara as a Solitary Pagan

Many traditional activities for Ostara are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. Here are eight things you can do to celebrate the Sp

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