Welcome to aPath.org
The purpose of this site is to provide inspiration and helpful
resources to the pagan community. I hope to pass on the lessons
I have learned over the last 20+ years of paganism in a simple
format and provide an open and interesting forum for people to
discuss these ideas.
Nothing here is "the real
truth" or "the one true path". Each person has
their "own true path" to walk in life, and what
rings true for one person may not be right for someone else.
I simply present what rings true for me in the hopes that it
may help others to find their own paths from the landmarks I've
found along my own. I can't make this much more clear than the
name of this site: "A Path". Not "The Path".
Just "A Path."
Though I may say "this
is the way" or similar things throughout the site, do not
interpret this to mean that the way you or anybody else does
it is wrong. It is simply literary shortcut so I don't keep
repeating "this is the way I see it and it may be different
for you" all over the site.
Read the above paragraph ten or twenty times
until you remember it. Okay, now you can keep reading...
Below are a variety of topics and essays I have
written to help to pass on my personal philosphy to others who
might benefit from it in some way. To view a topic, simply click
on the banner for that section. Some topics have printer-formatted
copies avaiable as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. To view or print
these, simply click on the icon on the right margin.
This is the handout from my Intuition
It discusses what intuition is, how it works, why we have
it and how to get in touch with it.
This class draws heavily on the material in The
Gift Of Fear by Gavin De Becker. This is one of
the best books I have ever read on the subjects of Fear
and Intuition and I highly recommend that everybody read
this book. This book can change your life, and might even
The Living Rede is my "Spiritual
Life 101" lesson plan. It was written to condense all the
most important lessons I've learned in my life into a single printed
page. The meaning of life, karma, magic, energy, balance. It's
all in there.
In each section, I break down
each stanza into a lesson plan. Each lesson contains three sections:
Summary, Lecture and Lab. The Summary is short explanation, the
Lecture is a detailed explanation and the Lab contains things
you can do to experience the lesson and integrate it into your
This is still a work in progress and not all pages are completed.
Please feel free to comment
or make suggestions
in the forum.
Click Here for a printable
copy of The Living Rede.
Feel free to give copies to all your friends, print out 50 copies
on parchment paper and donate them to your local new age bookstore
and pass them out at your meetings. You need Adobe
Acrobat Reader to print it.
The Ritual Creation
Worksheet is a quick and efficient way to organize your ideas
when creating a new ritual. It is great for designing a new ritual,
documenting an existing one, and providing a standardized format
for sharing rituals with others.
This worksheet is updated periodically and you can
tell if you have the latest version by looking at the Version
Number at the top. Please feel free to contact
me or make suggestions
in the forum.
I will do my best to incorporate your suggestions into the worksheet
and put a new version up for all to benefit from.
You may freely distribute this worksheet and use
it in your own groups as long as you retain the credits, version
number and copyright notice in the top right corner.
We have two versions of the worksheet available.
They are both in Adobe Acrobate (PDF) format. If you need the
program to print them, you can download it for free from Acrobat.com.
Click below on the version you want (or get them
To be notified when new updated versions of the worksheet come
out, please subscibe to our mailing list at the bottom of any
analysis of the logical
foundation on which people base their beliefs, and why their
beliefs can not be logically
imposed upon you.
A properly created
religion can give you personal
guidance over the wallets minds hearts of those
who feel that being a Free-Thinking Individual is way too much
We provide you with our
simple format to take you through the basic steps, from creating
your own Gods and Goddesses to creating a simple yet ambiguous
framework for your followers to try to conform to.
With our humble
guidance, you'll be able to start up your own
sect denominiation religion in no time and have
all the power money control faith you need
to get you through this mortal coil.
do I find a god, goddess or both that is right for me?”
This is one of the most frequently asked questions
heard by Barry Deel, an established pagan teacher, psychic and
healer. In our first guest article, Barry explains and explores
the Hindu concept of Ishta Devata:
If you have ever wondered which god, goddess or
combination of them both might be right for you, this
article provides you with the
tools to get started on your quest.
Over the years, I have attempted to explain my perception of
Divinity and how it relates to
the Universe we experience around
us. My basic premise is that the Divine and the Universe are the
same thing. To prevent me from having to repeatedly put "Divinity/Universe"
in my writings, I am creating a new word to express the combination
of Divinity and Universe: Diviniverse
Click Here to
learn the basic priniciples
of the Diviniverse.
Almost everyone would like answers to some of the really tough
questions life makes us ask.
- Why do bad things happen to good people?
- Why do people die when they are still needed?
- Why is there suffering in the world?
Through the integration of a number of my own personal beliefs,
I have found answers that have helped me to accept these things.
I would like to share them with you here in the hopes that you
may find solace in your own life, or at least find some partial
answers that may help you to understand life's tragedies and why
they may occur.
Click Here to read
for Inner Peace.
This is the handout for a class
I recently gave on Exploring Relationships.
The goal was to provide people with a realistic and objective
map of the relationships in their lives.
It also provides a variety of new ways of looking at your relationships
in composite, as opposed to "one at a time" which may
help people to realize just how full their lives are, as well
as finding areas to which they may wish to pay more attention.
Click Here to learn about Exploring
to Change the World by Voting Your Truth
Here's a radical idea: Actually
vote for something you believe in.
I know this is a radical notion in these times where
you are repeatedly told that any vote other than for one of the
two main parties is a "wasted" vote.
Here I lay out the benefits of actually voting for
a person or party that you actually like when you don't
like either of the two main choices offered.
Much like having your unspent money grow through
investing it, you can also make your votes increase in power over
time by investing them in something you actually believe in.
here to read more about Investing
of the differences between White,
Grey and Black Magic. Though magic itself is neutral, how
it is used determines its "color". This section provides
guidelines as to the color of magic you or others may be using
and how to identify it based on simple
One day while I was feeling philosophical I thought
of this, so I posted my answer to the
question here for others to consider.
Expanded on from Stanza
23 in The Living Rede, this
is is my evolving study of Human Gender. I expanded the typical
classifications of genders by breaking out differences in Physical,
Personality and Preferences. I also introduces some new terms
to the gender classification system.
This is not yet complete, as I will be adding "asexual"
as a category, along with expanding the "preference"
option to include all other genders, not just Male/Female/Androgenous.
In case you haven't figured it out yet, I enjoy
waxing philosphical with people and encourage the exchange
of thoughts and ideas with each other.
All I ask is that you are respectful of others'
beliefs and opinions and treat everybody else in the forums
with respect and dignity. I am using some pretty powerful forum
software that has the ability to limit the posting ability and
frequency per account. I hope to not have to use it, but be aware
that it is there and play nice.
Feel free to comment
or make suggestions
in the forum.
Thank you for visiting aPath.org!
I hope you find this site as interesting to read
as I have found it to write. I thank the people and organizations
who have been helpful in the pagan community. At least the few
that I know of.
I have put links to a variety of helpful orginzations
in the Links page. I invite you to check out these wonderful resources
and support their efforts and/or business.
- Brian G.