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Under the Ancient Oaks

The Thanksgiving Arms Race

I understand why retailers are opening on Thanksgiving, but I still don't like it. What’s behind the Thanksgiving Arms Race, and more importantly, what can we do about it?

Greening the Spirit

‘Every man and woman is a star’

Every man and woman is a star, and to create a new Paganism we need constellations – individuals in touch with their true and authentic selves and working in harmony with one another, and this we can only begin by creating harmony within ourselves.

A Witch's Ashram

Nothing Replaces Community: Giving Thanks for “IRL” Community

My gratitude extends to the community I live in, both human and other-than-human.

Shekhinah Calling

Would You Catcall the Morrigan?

Catcalling is part of rape culture, and street harassment is a form of violence.

Raise the Horns

Witch Rock: A Primer

"Witch Rock" is occult-laced low-fi hard rock with female vocals and psychedelic influences. It's probably not the "next big thing" in music, but it beats a lot of the alternatives. Come check out some of the hardest working and most amazing bands in rock music today.

Voodoo Universe

8 Simple Pagan Kitchen Blessings

It is always a good idea to do a kitchen blessing. The kitchen is one of the most sacred and shared places in the home and it is in everyone's best interest to protect it. The following blessing spells are simple- maybe you already use some of them in your ritual routine, maybe you haven't done them in awhile, or maybe you just want to do some extra blessings because Thanksgiving and the Yule season are just around the corner.

The Urban Pagan Homestead

Thanksgiving and Taking

I am fond of the idea of the gift economy. Not the BUYGIFTS! economy, but the give-gifts economy. It's the offering of a thing or a service with no expectation. There's no real record-keeping and sometimes its hard to tell who is on what side of the transaction. @patheospagan @jenyatbeachy @dirtheartwitch

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