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Raise the Horns

Easter Myths

Easter was not named after Ishtar, and the goddess Eostre wasn't friends with a giant anthropomorphic rabbit. Misinformation abounds at Easter and might be more abundant than chocolate bunnies and jellybeans.

Sermons from the Mound

Consent Culture 101: Basic Practices and Teaching Games

What is consent culture, and how do we build it? Here are some basic practices that Pagans can use for teaching consent culture to both children and adults.

Numinous and Concrete

Why I Am Not a Believer

Our stories interlock, all trying to explain the mysterious, trying to understand what is just beyond our grasp. They are always incomplete, but pointing to some reality.

Daughters of Eve

Surviving as a Black professional By Cecily Joy Willowe

If you are a Black woman in America, you are bound to deal with many episodes of racism in your professional life. For myself, I often found the subtle racial and gendered microaggressions I faced in the professional world more exhausting than overt racism. It is the teachers who never listen, the bosses who overlook you and the people who just casually suggest that you are less worthy that give me the most mental distress.

Under the Ancient Oaks

Celebrating Life, Preparing for Death

While it is a waste to spend any of our precious hours worrying about an afterlife that may not even exist, humans have wondered what comes after death for at least as long as we’ve been human, and our generation is no exception. Fortunately, there are things we can do to prepare for the afterlife, no matter what it turns out to be.

A Witch's Ashram

What is a Witch?

TL;DR? "A witch is a label for someone who has mastered a set of skills and has established communication with the Gods and/or the Dead."

Voodoo Universe

Pomba Gira and Mary Magdalene: Sacred Whores for the Holiday!

Nothing like a sacred whore to celebrate the holy season, so today I'm writing about two of the most famous ever, Pomba Gira and Mary Magdalene. Neo-Pagans in general seem to have a special affinity for both of these women, probably because they are real, they have sex, they help people, they don't make excuses.

Agora/Wyrd Words

Wyrd Words: Drawing the Line (Revisited)

On Sunday, April 13th, three people were shot and killed in front of the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City. The suspect, 73 year old Frazier Glenn Cross, is an avowed white supremacist, ex KKK leader, and alleged Odinist. A number of groups within the Heathen community have spoken out against this violence. It's time to take a stand.

The Mythological Art of J.W. Waterhouse