I started learning to dissociate when I was about 15 years old. Having just faced defeat in the attempt to liberate myself from the custody of my abusive father, the well-meaning adults in my life advised me to deal with his verbal/emotional abuse by just...

I'm being completely serious in making a post today in appreciation of Jesus, and I'd like to share the things I appreciate about him and his teachings. Probably sounds weird coming from an ex-Catholic school practicing occultist, but hang in there with me. (**Spirituality/religion are intensely...

As much turmoil as may exist in my relationship with BDSM, there is a practice in the old guard of the leather community that I wish those in the spirituality sector would adopt: In historical BDSM, there was a great deal of respect given to interactions...

I want to share a lesson I learned about what it means for the feminine to support the masculine last week while holding space for my shaman in ceremony. (**Requisite disclaimer that masculine/feminine does not equal male/female, plus an acknowledgment that there may be similarities when...

It's really funny the reactions I get when I tell people that I'm working on releasing a core narrative of unworthiness. They're shocked. "You, Arden, of all people?" And often their immediate reaction is to try to convince me of how great and worthy I...