The Busy WitchWelcome, October!
This month, I'm going to dance in the leaves, light yellow and orange candles whenever the urge strikes, and say yes to pumpkin everything.
Born Again WitchUnexpected Tension At A Blood Moon In Germany
I look at the chasm between the rocks. That’s where I should be. I’m not the American casting a circle, singing in English, making a beautifully sincere imperfect offering of a ritual. I’m not the German smoking a cigarette and playing on a cell phone. I should be standing between the rocks, the space where the bridge collapsed.
Daughters of EveAvoiding Appropriation and The Perpetuation of Privilege
While I will not link the article that pushed this piece from my mind and through my hands…. it IS all about that article and yet NOT about that article at all. The recent article by Tom Swiss is one example of how we use privilege within our own little society of Paganism to perpetuate harm and then continue to justify it in our practices. This must stop. Examples of this happen all the time within our larger society and within our small microcosm of Paganism. When we start to care about the impact we have on others, we will have to step outside of the places of comfort to say…. “HEY, that is not ok”. Not only do incidents like this reinforce misinformation, it erases real pain and creates microaggressions against POC in the process.
Voodoo UniverseIs It Ok To Practice Voodoo Alone?
Just as in life where you are unable to give birth to yourself, these religions believe you are unable to give birth to your spiritual self.
The Zen PaganThere Is No Such Thing as “Cultural Appropriation”
In the past few weeks, two extended discussions about the evils of white folks wearing their hair in dreadlocks have come across my Facebook feed. According to some... [Read More]
John BeckettOur Gods Are Not Safe
Morrigan by Dryad Designs The Anomalous Thracian is right: it’s a damn fine time to be a polytheist. While isolated individuals have been singing hymns to Pan and pouring libations... [Read More]
Nature’s PathPreparing for the Supermoon Eclipse
This Sunday night, September 27th, a full lunar eclipse will occur. For those of us on the East Coast of North America, it will reach its climax around 10:47 pm. It will also... [Read More]
Alone In Her PresenceCultural Appropriation Is Real, To Deny This Is Racism
WikiMedia One on of my most challenging moments was a few years ago on when fellow Patheos columnist and Immanion author, Crystal Blanton and I got into a rather heated exchange... [Read More]
The Witching HourIt’s October: Get Ready for a Lot of Really Dumb Fashion Articles About Witches
Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, wool sweaters, suede boots, black cats, broomsticks, and witches! Every year there seems to be... [Read More]
The Allergic Pagan
Raise the Horns
The Allergic Pagan