Under the Ancient OaksThe Limits of Hospitality
What does the virtue of hospitality tell us we should do in the current refugee crisis and with our broken immigration system? The answer is not simple.
Sermons from the MoundFinding Our Differences: My Experience of the Polytheist Leadership Conference
Guest post: Julian Betkowski shares his impressions of the recent Polytheist Leadership Conference in Fishkill, New York.
Agora/Seekers and GuidesSeekers and Guides: A Sticky Subject: Teaching Sex Magick (Part Two)
Sable Aradia continues her series on teaching sex magick by examining the nature of consent. When can consent be honestly given, and when does an unequal power dynamic cloud the issue?
Wild GardenHosting the Conversation
Patheos has an ambitious mission: to host the conversation on faith. That the Patheos team hasn't tried to limit the conversation that we're having is to be lauded. They know that there are going to be disagreements on the site, but they also know that to try and separate appropriate content from inappropriate would far worse.
Raise the HornsOh No I’m Naked!
Some reflection before heading out on the road to a clothing optional festival.
Agora/The Zen PaganThe Zen Pagan: The Quiet Side of Magic
It seems to me that to be a great magician is to be able to sit quietly when it is time to sit, and to be able to act boldly when it is time to act; to be able to listen and to speak, to see and to do -- and to know when the time is right for each.
A Word to the WitchWhat's Traditional Witchcraft?
New blog! I am both a lineaged, initiated "Traditional Witch" and a folk-magic, yarb-gathering "traditional witch." Sitting on the boundary is a fine witchly occupation.
A Witch's AshramChastity vs Hedonism
What's your goal? I don't think austerities are virtuous in and of themselves. They can be abused too easily. So too can hedonism.
Agora/Queer of SwordsQueer of Swords: Redaction for XXXX and XXXXXXX
Dogma is unreliable because mystical gnosis is noisy and susceptible to the bias of the listener. Redaction is therefore necessary in order for religions to live and grow as society evolves.