OathboundThe Care and Feeding of a Pagan Group
Some tips for getting a group off the ground and preventing immediate implosion.
Star and SnakeStanding with community on Pride Weekend
In the mid-1980s I walked the Pride Parade with Lavender Magic. It felt both celebratory and dangerous.
Quaker Pagan ReflectionsElders and the Dance
"Elder" is not a role we get to choose, however we may hunger for it. We do not choose our partners. We do not lead this dance.
AgoraWayfaring Woman: A Ritual in Honor of Odin and the Valkyries
We are in a period of intense and tense struggle. There are many battles behind us and many more in front of us. These trying times have brought Odin more and more to forefront of my awareness. I hear him whispering of action and courage.
Adamantine MuseThe Theban Script: (The not so) Secret Alphabet of the Witches
The Theban script, which is found in the texts of many of the Wiccan traditions today and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Witches Alphabet’ is used for carving, writing names... [Read More]
John BeckettThe Otherworld is Bleeding Through
different bird, different place I saw a green glowing bird this morning. I don’t think it belongs in this world, but there it was. It wasn’t a parakeet or other tropical bird. It... [Read More]
Greening the SpiritMidsummer – Phoenix Rising
Contemporary Paganism is often described as an orthopraxis rather than an orthodoxy. It is about common practice rather than common belief. In this we are not dissimilar to many of... [Read More]
Alone In Her PresenceI Hear You: To Publish or Not, Recusing, and The Feminist 5
This article has been edited to reflect new information: I recently finished a lengthy conversation with a transgender priestess and minster. In hindsight it was a mistake to... [Read More]
A Modern Traditional WitchDoing Marriage the Left Way
In a former life, in a previous marriage, when a friend would announce to me and my spouse that they were getting married, our typical response was, “Sorry to hear that.” It was... [Read More]
AgoraThe Bad Fairies Of Litha | Outside the Circle | the Agora | Patheos.com
Litha or Midsummer, a time of bonfires, mugwort, mythical beings, nights and days of mischief and love. The veil is thin. The Celts, the Norse and the Slavs believed that there... [Read More]
Hearth Witch Down Under
The Allergic Pagan