Raise the HornsWhy Care About America’s Occult Past?
Occult history is our history. It contains bits and pieces of things many Modern Pagans do, and continues to have an influence on our practices. To ignore our occult past is to ignore American history.
Numinous and ConcretePublic Priesthood: Big Fish in a Small Pond
Some have written much about whether or not professional clergy is useful to Paganism. Others have written to deride or uphold “Big Name Pagans.” I’m not going to do any of that. What I want to do is talk about the reality of my life. And some hard numbers.
Under the Ancient OaksPaying Pagan Clergy – An Organic Approach
The goals of Pagan priesthood are to serve the Gods, to mediate for the Gods, and to serve the community. Let’s focus on the ends and let the means sort themselves out.
Agora/Wyrd WordsWyrd Words: What Could Go Wrong?
Corporations are now allowed to claim religious exemptions from federal law. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
Quaker Pagan ReflectionsA Perfect Day
I am running an experiment in perfection, and yesterday, I had a perfect day. I worked in the garden. Cabbage moths have infested the pac choi. The tomato supports are failing, and their branches trail the ground. I drank coffee, read a book and tried to meditate in the sun. I was sleepy, and the [Read More...]
A Sense of PlaceSome things I learned from blackberries
It's tough, hardy, even invasive; blackberry left unchecked tends to take over an area and make it its own. Here are a few things I've learned from a lifetime among blackberry brambles.
Sermons from the MoundLammas
It is surprisingly hard to design rituals for large numbers of people that can involve everyone in the ritual. Some of my more successful attempts at creating ritual involving large numbers of active participants have happened at Lammas.
A Witch's AshramBeing Called While Young
Niki reminisces about being called by the god/s when she was 21.
The Urban Pagan HomesteadHomemade Ginger Beer. World’s Greatest Beverage?
Everybody has some consumable they are a connoisseur for. Some folks know all the different names of the heirloom tomatoes and which are best for sauce vs. sandwiches. Others will have 8 kinds of olive oil in their pantry, one for every occasion. Then of course, there’s chocolate and cheese and vinegar and wine, all [Read More...]