ArticleRemembering Ancestors of Blood, Spirit, and Place
An interfaith blogging project for the month of October! Patheos Pagan writers partner up with writers from the Progressive Christian, Jewish, and Spirituality channels to develop personal ancestor remembrance practices.
Agora/Jewish WitchJewish Witch: Ancestors and Genocide
There are only so many prayers you can say for the dead before, like the dybbuk of Jewish legend, they begin to graft themselves onto you.
A Word to the WitchTalking to My Ancestors at Samhain: Religion In A Crisis
Aside from it being that time of year, my ancestors are generally my first line of defense when things go wrong or I feel the need to protect me and mine. I have a well-established relationship with them (I have a smaller ancestor altar year-round) and I know they have my back.
Daughters of EveJourneying With the Ancestors of Blood and Heart; A Self Reflection
Part of my work the past three years has focused on the stories and experiences of my ancestors, learning about them and connecting in several different ways. I realized a long time ago that I knew very little accurate information about the real history of the ancestors of my African American lineage. I know the same stripped down stories that are taught to us children in our broken American school system, but those stories are neither completely accurate or spiritually fulfilling.
Ride the SpiralHonoring the dead: Harvey Milk
Honoring Harvey Milk as part of October's series on honoring the dead.
Raise the HornsKirk Cameron Doesn’t Get Halloween (But He’s Not the Only One)
Kirk Cameron doesn't know a whole lot about Halloween, but that's not surprising, most people don't (including those criticizing him). What the blogosphere and Cameron got right and wrong while discussing the history of Halloween.
Under the Ancient OaksWhy I Worship the Gods
This is why I worship the Gods, and why I think that’s a good thing even if the Gods aren’t always as pleasant as we’d like them to be.
Voodoo UniverseAccess the Spirit World with a Dumb Supper for Samhain
I remembered that when dealing with the ancestors, dumb supper or not, Silence is important. The stillness that is found in silence is when the ancestors best communicate.
Agora/Seekers and GuidesSeekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part 3)
Sable Aradia continues with her series on depression and suicide. This article explores complimentary or alternative therapy options, both mainstream and experimental.
The Urban Pagan HomesteadAbject Terror and Perfect Peace
My body hurt like hell. Back pain, neck pain, joints creaking (and that is LOUD in a silent room!) I felt waves of anger pouring out of me during the Metta practice, which is supposed to be all about Lovingkindness. I felt like punching someone in the face. ~ @jenyatbeachy @dirtheartwitch @patheospagan Jenya writes on the Silent Retreat