• Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. Neils Bohr

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  • Just a quick note
    I’ve updated my bio page with a link to Les Cabinets Des Polytheistes, where my story “Spine of the World” is published (and in which people can play Spot The Netjer if they are so inclined), and my less-specific webspace Suns in Her Branches, which is broader than this space (which is specifically for reconstructionist-derived […]
  • Opet article is up
    And can be read here.Filed under: Patheos Links
  • Opet is coming ’round again
    And the Emboatening Crew is once more celebrating by making Kiva loans. You’re all welcome to join us. (My monthly column in Patheos Pagan is about Opet and charitable works, and will be going up tomorrow assuming nothing goes wrong.)Filed under: Festivals, Uncategorized
  • The Art of Being A God
    It’s interesting having one foot in reconstructionist religion and one foot in religious witchcraft, for a lot of reasons. One of the things that I’ve been thinking about lately is the shape of how the gods appear within the context […]
  • Mythopoeia
    Continuing with rambling on the topic of my exploration of pagan movement history, another critical concept: mythopoeia. The word means, literally, “myth-making”, and it is one of the near inescapable traits of at least the origin points of pagan religions. […]
  • Hills of the Horizon: The Past is Another Country
    The problem with extrapolation from history is that nothing is testable. The evolution of a religion over time is not a predictable and easily comprehensible thing, where we can look at a point in time and say, "It was like this then, so it would be like that now." The process of deciding what needs […]



The Traveller’s Guide to the Duat, from Immanion Press.

The Guide is sort of a romp, really – it is certainly, I think, an informative book, but it’s far from being any sort of introduction to Egyptian religion. The more you know, the better the jokes are.

It is, mind, the product of several years of research, writing, and revision; it is chock full of actual information.


Manifesting Prosperity: A Wealth Magic Anthology, edited by Taylor Ellwood, from Immanion Press.

Sacred Power, Holy Surrender: Living a Spiritual Power Dynamic, edited by Raven Kaldera, from Alfred Press.

Sekhmet: When the Lion Roars, edited by Galina Krasskova, from Asphodel Press.

A Mantle of Stars: A Devotional for the Queen of Heaven, edited by Jen McConnel, from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Les Cabinets Des Polytheistes, edited by Rebecca Buchanan, from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.