Category Archives: nature

Earth Day – Romancing the Landbase

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Magic for the buds

Tonight I’m snuggled up and trying to stay warm while (yet another) snowstorm hits, here in February when we might expect things to be getting if not spring-like then at least a little milder. Tonight I will chant the names … Continue reading

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Landbase whispers: Spring is here

My landbase told me that spring arrived last Tuesday. On Monday, I was walking in the rain, and I thought about something Michael Smith mentioned at Sacred Space, alluding to the way a religion that recognizes the divine immanent in … Continue reading

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Dupont Henge today

The Express had a little article on Friday saying that today at 12:30 the sun will shine directly down the tunnel of Dupont Circle’s south entrance. Anybody want to go see? I should have kept a copy of the article, … Continue reading

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Sitting at a cold altar

Have you ever tried sitting at a cold altar? By cold I don’t just mean temperature. My altar where I do my regular devotions has symbols of the Elements on it: a stick of incense, a small candle, a dish … Continue reading

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The Illogic of Straight Lines and asking hard questions

After a lot of consideration and discussion with Anne Newkirk Niven, who edits Witches & Pagans magazine and oversees the Pagan Square collection of blogs, I’ve decided to refocus my blog there to be more of a Pagan Studies endeavor. … Continue reading

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No unsacred place, or, I do not want to be the Poop Fairy

How would we behave differently if we believed that every place was sacred – if not to us, then to someone? I have a special relationship with Theodore Roosevelt Island. It’s my “home” park, here in the urban hinterland. It’s … Continue reading

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Where is ExxonMobile’s Doomsday Clock?

Actually, that should read “Giga Ton Clock.” As this new article in Rolling Stone makes painfully clear, the math is simple. If we restrict future CO2 emissions to less than 565 gigatons, we might – hopefully – restrict climate change … Continue reading

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Landbase begins at home

I’ve been quiet here the last few days because I’ve been busy with a number of things. One of those has been getting the carpet cleaned. I was reading Hecate’s latest wonderful piece on landbase, and I was honored that … Continue reading

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Holy places

I visited the National Cathedral last week, and I was struck by how odd it seemed to me as a holy place. Don’t get me wrong; the cathedral is beautiful and well worth seeing and can be a pleasant place … Continue reading

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