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Between the Shadows

Sacred Earth & Sovereignty: Pagan Temples and Why They Matter

It seems that I find myself in disagreement with two writers I respect: Jason Mankey, and, to a degree, John Halstead. Their stance certainly appears to be the common consensus; but I believe that Pagan temples are not only a damn fine idea, but that they are important and necessary. These are my reasons.

Voodoo Universe

Grains of Paradise: A Spicy Bit of Magick

Hoodoo folk magick says to place the grains in a piece of red cloth and tie it up with a picture of St. Michael as a Gris-Gris or herbal spell for safety.

Star and Snake

L. Ron Hubbard and the O.T.O.

Lawrence Wright touched on the early connection between Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and Jack Parsons, who was involved in a "black magic cult". The group he is talking about is my fraternity, Ordo Templi Orientis.

Daughters of Eve

Self Care: Beyond the Political

Activism means nothing, if oppressed people do not think they are deserving of self care. Everyone deserves to enjoy life to its fullest. It is that enjoyment that we are fighting for

The Urban Pagan Homestead

Jesus and Me ~ A Pagan Love Story

I asked him to share the strength of his revolutionary spirit with me and to teach me how to rise again. I’m not sure that’s what they have in mind when they say “saved”, but I could be wrong.

Under the Ancient Oaks

Pagan Philosophy, Pagan Ethics

My thoughts on Brendan Myers’ presentations on Pagan philosophy and Pagan ethics at last weekend’s OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering.

Paths Through the Forests

Saegoah Pursuits: Wooden Computer

How our electronic devices are impacting our ecosystem, and what you can do about it.

Agora/Making Light

Making Light: Hephaestos

Bury everything I've made and very little of my industry will survive a thousand years to be studied by archaeologists apart from a little bit of pottery. I'm a textiles person and a painter. But here we have a guy who works with metal and gears who gets it. While that's not my art, I have a very deep appreciation for the minds of makers in all the arts. Athene is software; Hephaestos is hardware. When both function together, they are more than the sum of their parts.

Wild Garden

This is Real Interfaith

We're allowed to disagree, we're allowed to be curious, we're allowed to have opinions, and we don't have to be the same. We come together because we are different and we depart from each other strengthened with knowledge and a very real sense of community.

Nature's Path

Mother’s Nature

My own beliefs, including my Unitarianism, Universalism, and Paganism, are the direct result of being a mother. In many ways my spiritual journey began when my sons were very young and my love for them seemed to stand in stark contrast with that of the evangelical patriarchal god of my youth...

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