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.
Raise the HornsPagan Pilgrimage: Glastonbury
Glastonbury England has been a religious site for thousands of years. Even before recorded history people came to marvel at the wonders of Glastonbury, and after Britain's conversion to Christianity it became a center of the new religion. Today it's a place of pilgrimage for Christians, Pagans, and a whole host of other seekers and believers. Glastonbury is a bit off the beaten path, but very much worth a visit.
Under the Ancient OaksThinking About the Gods
If you believe the Gods are many and have agency then you cannot also believe They can’t affect you unless you permit it. The two propositions are logically inconsistent.
Ride the SpiralHonoring the dead: Harvey Milk
Honoring Harvey Milk as part of October's series on honoring the dead.
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.
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.
Sermons from the MoundArt, Agriculture, and Ancestors
Each year in October we move as pilgrims through the rural landscape, stopping at each station to read, consider, pause, interact, take pictures, try the food.
A Sense of PlaceFinding Land Spirits and The Fae
Helpful tips to finding the Fae and Land Spirits, and also, advice to make your car better!