John BeckettDo the Gods Test People?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that “God” or “Goddess” or “the Universe” is testing me. Interestingly, I’ve never had someone who’s going through a hard time smile and say “it’s OK – it’s just a test from the Gods.”
Nature’s PathWe Swim in the Depths
Diving and scanning, into the depths and swimming around. Who are we as UU-Pagans and how do we bring both diving and scanning to our ritual work?
Messages from PlutoGrey Magick and Soapbox Preachers
Yesterday I had dental work. I also had a sinus infection. I was excused from returning to my office. This freed me up to take a trip downtown to file my modified paperwork from last week’s adventures. It’s an odd moment to realize that one is excited to be sick enough to go to [Read More...]
Heathen at HeartA Ritual for the Charming of the Plow
The Charming of the Plow celebrates the planting of the first seeds of spring. A 6th century ritual updated for our modern lives is a great way to celebrate!
John BeckettThe Inspiration of Badass Park Rangers
It’s been less than a week and I’ve already lost count of how many friends are exhausted, demoralized, or otherwise beat down. I’m not surprised. The first hundred days is when a... [Read More]
Daughters of EveSensitivity and Awareness; Respecting What You Don't Know
Respecting the culture of others does not mean that we have to agree, understand, or even integrate another understanding into our own. There have been a lot of discussions within... [Read More]
AgoraNaturalistic Traditions: Were Epicurus and the atomists naturalistic?
If the universe is nothing but atoms, as modern physics proclaims, what place can there be for gods? None, some might say. Surprisingly, this was not the conclusion of the... [Read More]
Raise the HornsWhy Care About America's Occult Past?
I like history, but I love occult history. Anything that involves magick or the supernatural I have a high interest in. That doesn’t mean I believe every spell I’ve ever read... [Read More]
Witch on Fire