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T. Thorn Coyle
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T. Thorn Coyle is a magic worker. An internationally respected teacher, she is author of the forthcoming “Make Magic of Your Life: Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Desire”, “Kissing the Limitless” and other books. She hosts a video teaching series - Fiat LVX! - writes a popular weblog, and has produced several CDs of sacred music. Her work reaches people all over the world through spiritual direction, vibrant workshops, and online classes. Pagan, mystic, and social justice activist, she is founder of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School and feels blessed to live by the San Francisco Bay.

Entries by T. Thorn Coyle

Welcome, Stranger

(1) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 6:45 PM

I don't know you. I don't know your pain. I don't know your joy. I don't know what you struggle with. I don't know your past. I don't know your future. I may have sat right next to you, but I don't know who you are.

The Goddess Athena...

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God Hirself: A Theology

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 5:18 PM

The Star Goddess breathes out and everything rises. The Star Goddess breathes in, and all things contract. Her breath, the breath of the Limitless, infuses and connects every living thing. We can connect with this breath. We can dance the dance of all creation, with her, for we are reflections...

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On Being in Love: A Spiritual Challenge

(4) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 12:26 PM

"Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

That was the great Dorothy Day's favorite quote. Working every day with the poor and houseless, with the indigent, with immigrants, migrant workers, or against war, she knew a lot about love. She...

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Rethinking the Harvest

(33) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 12:58 PM

The pain of the world has been with me lately. Five dead and more than 15 injured from gun violence in Oakland, California over the weekend. Churches burning and hundreds killed in Egypt. Doctors Without Borders pulling out of Somalia. News from Bahrain. Russia. Syria. U.S. drone strikes...

Yet this...

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Voting Rights and the Religious Left

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 4:45 PM

"For it is not enough just to give men rights. They must be able to use those rights in their personal pursuit of happiness. The wounds and the weaknesses, the outward walls and the inward scars which diminish achievement are the work of American society." Lyndon B. Johnson upon the...

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Why I Am Not a Believer

(319) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 2:27 PM

"Perceive first, believe later." -- Victor H. Anderson

When I say I am not a believer, it doesn't mean I believe nothing. It is that belief is not central to my religious and spiritual life. As a matter of fact, belief holds little importance to me at all. Belief doesn't...

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Margaret Thatcher, the Cosmos and Me

(11) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 1:51 PM

Light split primordial darkness and She caught Her reflection for the first time, captured in the blackness of curved space. She made love to Herself, impregnated by her own love and lust. She birthed Earth and Air, Day and Night, Up and Down, Hope and Fear. The Divine Twins emerged,...

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John Brennan, Sekhmet and the Fires of War

(20) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 12:14 AM

"Freedom is hard to bear. It can be objected that I am speaking of political freedom in spiritual terms, but the political institutions of any nation are always menaced and are ultimately controlled by the spiritual state of that nation... Privately, we cannot stand our lives and dare not examine...

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The Practice of Prayer

(246) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 8:02 PM

Several years ago, I was in a restaurant and someone at the table said, "Well, at least you won't pray before dinner!" I laughed and said, "That is where you are wrong. I always give thanks before I eat!" When our plates arrived, I paused, opened the palms of my...

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Winter Solstice: Honoring the Longest Night of the Year

(31) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 3:19 PM

Solstice. The ancients thought the sun stood still in the sky, hence the Roman name for this event: Sol Sistere. This is how the sun -- at it's lowest or highest point depending on whether it is summer or winter where we live -- appears to us from earth: as...

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