I’ve been blogging since Midsummer 2006 — almost five years now. During that time I’ve moved three or four times, changed jobs, been divorced and affianced, and gotten a cat. I’ve written about spirits (evil and good), phonosemantics, choosing your religion, tossing your television, the Law of Attraction and the laws of humanity, the purpose of the universe and the best way to make a buck, children and gods, the Tao and Tolkien, the Lakota and the fairies, paganism and language.
And don’t you worry — I have no intention of stopping! I have a pile of articles waiting to be written — stuff on why things seem to come in threes, the difference between justice and fairness, the role of divine inspiration in capitalism, the place of fiction in druidism, an analysis of Harry Potter’s magic, pacifism and anarchy in the natural world, a treatise arguing against the rule of law, the history of the Ghost Dance, the relationship between love, hate, and violence…
But enough about me! What do you want?
You see, this blog is an essential part of my druidic practice. It’s not just a soapbox where I rant into the ether; it’s a place where I try to reach out and connect with like-minded people such as yourself, and to help you, if I can. That’s why I have a huge page full of downloadable meditations, stories, and other resources. You can meet a spirit guide, find inner peace, release your fear, increase abundance, or just deeply relax. You can get astrological readings, spiritual name analyses, books, calendars and journals. All of it’s available for a donation of any amount (including $ZERO). Thousands of people have benefited from my materials. I’m really proud of what I’m offering, and I want to keep adding to it.
But that’s all stuff I personally decided to make. The question is, what do you want to see?
So I put together a very, very simple survey. It should take you about five minutes to fill out. In it, I ask about some of the new offerings I’m thinking about making, and solicit your opinion. There is also, of course, a box for you to write in you own ideas — what you’d like to see from me. Click here to take the survey.
In my articles on Selling Salvation a couple of years back, I argued that the best kind of exchange was a parallel donation: I give something to you, you give something to me. This isn’t the same as a trade of goods or currency; there is no mutual obligation, no sense of entitlement, no sense of “fairness”. Instead, it’s two acts of charity, acts that build community and mutual trust and mutual gratitude. That’s why I set no prices on any of my products, but ask you to donate whatever you like. For me, this kind of charity is essential to my spiritual life as a druid, allowing me to honor my skills and knowledge by passing them on as best I can.
It’s been a great privilege to be able to offer these things to you. I’m eager to do more! So, please: take the survey! What do you want?