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The Urban Pagan Homestead

Is It Really Just About God and Goddess?

Is the love story between the Goddess and God the only story there is? Jenya writes on the Biggest Love.

Paths Through The Forests

Festivities of Natural Annual Events: Australis Equilux / Borealis Equinox

A global overview of the seasons during this solar-earth event, and the celebrations, rituals and customs that spring forth from them.

Quaker Pagan Reflections

Stories that Last

To write is to share the truth of your life, your heart. To teach is to hold that sharing in trust, and to nurture it. And many of my students have lives, have hearts, of extraordinary beauty.

Daughters of Eve

Summer of Change: A Journey to Spiritual Self Care

My spiritual world explores change as a means to growth. It is a beginning to a road that we have yet to experience or understand, and while sometimes our experiences appear to be the same the lessons are usually not. This conflict between the desire to grow and the need for things to stay the same, brings about a strange dilemma. It is the understanding that I must live through the discomfort and fear to get to a place of personal movement, that I cannot avoid change.

Voodoo Universe

Liquor is Quicker- Spirits for the Spirit

I received a promotional keychain from the Bacardi company some years back that even spoke of the bat as “ the emblem of mystical power and good fortune.”

Under the Ancient Oaks

Nine Things I Think

Nine Things I Think: Pagan Pride Day, CUUPS surveys, football players behaving badly (and criminally), future speaking engagements and more.

Raise the Horns

Five Very Pagan British Pubs

Five pubs worth visiting when living in or visiting England, all with cider and rather Pagan overtones.

The Allergic Pagan

The Deep Ecology Tree: What is Deep Ecology?

In 1972, Arne Naess coined the term “deep ecology” to contrast with "shallow" environmentalism. At the core of deep ecology is the idea that nature is sacred, meaning it has intrinsic value apart from its usefulness to human beings. The destruction of the environment is thus perceived as a desecration (literally a de-sacred-ing). In contrast, "shallow" environmentalism is concerned only with the effects of environmental devastation on human beings. Shallow environmentalism seeks to remedy the symptoms of ecological collapse without the transformation, or even the consciousness, of the "deep-seeded" cultural assumptions that gave rise to the collapse.

Agora/Heathen Woman

Heathen Woman: Honoring Our Ancestors, Part Two

Why should I honor the ancestors I knew personally instead of reaching far back into my heathen ancestry? Why not call on a past hero or even a king? My most recently deceased ancestors knew my flaws and gifts, and I knew theirs. We have a special bond.