The Witches Next DoorCreating Your Own Rituals & Daily Practices
Rituals can be wonderfully complicated, requiring tools and incantations and over the top locations and they can be the incredibly, deliciously understated.
Quaker Pagan ReflectionsWriting the Spiritual Life
To write about Spirit is to risk distorting or distracting from the experience itself, whether of ritual, dream, or gnosis. Words are two dimensional, even when they create the illusion of more, and we always change the map of the world when we render it flat.
Pagan TamaInari, Japan’s “Fox God”
Who is the mysterious Inari, and why does this deity occupy such a special place in Shinto?
Messages from PlutoTransgression and Transformation
Most of us have experienced betrayal in various degrees. Betrayal is a byproduct of material existence, dealing with others, and having unfulfilled expectations. Bitter and burning, once savored, it changes the person, whether giver or receiver.
Shekhinah CallingPriestessing Depression: Why are Pagans So Afraid of Negative Emotions?
The other day I found this story in my Facebook feed: This Turmeric Lemonade Is Better At Treating Depression Than Prozac This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed, cancer... [Read More]
Raise the HornsThe Right and Wrong of Imbolc
The start of February is filled with significance. For many Pagans it marks the holiday of Imbolc, seen by some as the start of Spring (and by many others as the height of... [Read More]
John Beckett“Adulting” is an Indictment of Society, Not of Millennials
Bashing Millennials seems to be the new national pastime. I see article after article about how they’re entitled, fragile, and above all, immature. Perhaps nowhere is this... [Read More]
Perhaps you remember the old sci-fi movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I vaguely remember the 1956 original, which I watched on TV one Friday evening when I was a kid. The... [Read More]
The Witches Next DoorBrigid - Holy Well and Sacred Flame
Our core tradition is Reclaiming. Phoenix has been practicing Reclaiming magic for more than 20 years. Gwion has been part of the Reclaiming tradition since 2003. The tradition... [Read More]
The Allergic Pagan
Paths Through The Forests