Respect the Mysteries

"When we bring mindful awareness to the simple activity of perception, we may notice that what draws our attention to things - what enables our senses to really engage and participate with them - is precisely the open and uncertain character of those things. An entity that captures my gaze is never revealed to me... Continue Reading →

It’s all related, somehow.

At the beginning of the day, I found out that there was a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg, near my home. Instead of heading in to the office, I went to the Women and Girls Foundation's Crossroads Conference and sat and listened to women speak candidly and vulnerably about a variety of crossroads that they had... Continue Reading →

“Words can only point the way . Teachers can only point the way.”

Holy Shit Yes. Read this if you are considering initiation.

Image: Carina Nebula Detail by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, some rights reserved

Happydog1960's Blog

I will tell you a secret; there are no occult secrets.

There is no such thing as “secret lore.” It simply does not exist. All so-called “secret lore” has already been written down in books, and has been for centuries. Yes, centuries.

The names of the Gods are published; the names of the Watchers have been published; the name of God Herself has been published and can be found with only a nominal amount of searching, if one will read books that were written before the 20th century (too few people do that anymore).  All the legends and stories of every tradition have their exact analogues in history and myth from around the world and beyond.

If I was so foolish as to believe that I possessed the “secret lore,” how shocked I would be to find these secrets in Plato’s Dialogues, in the writings of Hermes Trismegistus, in…

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Getting Out Of My Own Way

J and I adopted a dog yesterday. She was called Kiki, but her new name is Wookie, as she is very reminiscent of Chewbacca. At our first meeting, she seemed very hesitant and shy. She barked at J a lot, which made us wonder if she had a bad experience with a man in the... Continue Reading →

Power in Mystery

I recently signed up to take a sacred branding class using spirit animals, created and facilitated by the lovely Kelly Eckert. And to be honest, I was somewhat skeptical at first, as I was thinking "Business branding? With spirit animals?" And I know, I know, you all are probably like "You of all people are... Continue Reading →

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