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A Sense of Place

A Call to War

Capitalism destroys ancestral and pagan religions while also poisoning the water and air. If we're going to be Environmentalists, we need to attack the very thing that is destroying the environment. And if we're going to be Pagans, we ought to be attacking the thing that walls the gods and spirits from the world.

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Has Pagan Environmentalism Failed? Responses to Climate Change

What does it mean to be Pagan or practice a nature religion in the midst of climate change? Responses by Steven Posch, Diana Paxson, Emma Restall Orr, Vivianne Crowley, Rhyd Wildermuth, Chandra Alexandre, Alison Leigh Lilly, Daniel Foor, more.

A Word to the Witch

Failure is not an option

We are already much further over the edge than anyone seems to realize, partially because the petroleum industry has very deep pockets, a PR budget, and a vested interest in keeping everyone confused. Our best hope, if hope there be, lies outside the comfortable light of human civilization's campfire. And yet, and yet...the other side of a traditional witch or shaman's dual allegiance is her human community. That duality has never been, will never be easy.

Greening the Spirit

Searing Sun, the Hurricane’s Howl: What Can We Do About Climate Change?

As a child I always loved storms. This winter, as wind tore out the roots of the trees on our land and sent them crashing down towards our neighbor’s house, for the first time I was afraid of the element of air. But fear can be good if it makes us realize that something is happening. Fear may help us motivate ourselves and our communities to focus on big sources of emissions toward the goal of stabilizing global temperatures.

Raise the Horns

Maybe Wicca is Not a Nature Religion?

For many people Wicca is a harmonious walk with Mother Earth and the Horned God, but for some Wicca remains a far more occult-type path. As a Pagan I'm a tree-hugging dirt worshipper and feel very connected to the Earth, as a Witch I'm often far more in tune with ritual, ceremony, and communing with specific gods. The things I do as a Witch might certainly be connected to "nature religion" but I think many of them come from very different origin points.

Under the Ancient Oaks

A Meditation on Water

Detroit is turning off water to the poor. Las Vegas is running out of water. Water isn’t a human right, or maybe it is, if you pay for it. Water is very much in the news. Join me in contemplating the element of Water.

Pointedly Pagan

Environmentalism and Pagan religion

In the name of a more humane future, Pagans must do all we can to restrict the power and extent of joint stock corporations. Economic decisions must be made by human beings who will not be penalized if they do not put money profit first. This means removing joint stock corporations from sectors of the economy closely interacting with the natural environment.

A Witch's Ashram

Pagans and the (Zombie) Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse isn't going to happen. Sorry. Let's get rid of using apocalyptic language when we talk about the environment, too.

Paths Through the Forests

Climate Change & Ehoah

How a Saegoah views and reacts to Climate Change isn't any different than if there wasn't any Climate Change. Here is why.

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