Pagan FamiliesA Pagan Thanksgiving
On the autumn equinox, my family practices a ritual of thanksgiving for all the good things in our lives. How does your family spend this holiday?
The Urban Pagan HomesteadIs 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.
Greening the SpiritHonoring Earth
As we honor Earth at the autumn equinox, we are aware of the fragility of the global agricultural economy that keeps us all alive. Let us remember that small actions become big actions when the actors are many. When the journey is long, it can be hard to begin, so begin with small steps – and just keep going.
Agora/Heathen WomanHeathen 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.
Under the Ancient OaksHistory is Inspirational Not Authoritative
Ronald Hutton’s new book Pagan Britain shows how history can provide a framework and inspiration for our own beliefs and practices, but it cannot tell us the One Right and True Way. If history teaches us anything it’s that there is no One Right and True Way.
The Allergic PaganRoots of the Deep Ecology Tree: Neo-Pagans, “The Dirt Worshippers”
Neo-Paganism is a nature religion which, like other nature religions, perceives nature as both sacred and interconnected. From this perspective, humans in the developed world have become tragically disconnected from nature, which has been desacralized in both thought and deed. Healing this rift is possible only through a profound shift in our collective consciousness. This constellation of ideas can be called [Read More...]
A Witch's AshramThe Coming Equinox
Preparing for Mabon is a challenge, but one full of gratitude.
Raise the HornsChristianity: I Don’t Miss It
After a friend reflected on possibly missing Christianity I asked myself the same question. Do I miss it, any of it? Even a little? The quick answer is "not a bit."
Agora/Wyrd WordsWyrd Words: 1 Year of Wyrd Words!
Wyrd Words has now been running for a solid YEAR, and nobody has put an end to our antics yet. We've covered a pretty wide variety of topics in this column, and it always fascinating to see which articles go viral for inexplicable reasons. In a way, we can learn about ourselves as a community by exploring which topics seem to generate the most interest. Thus, in the spirit of exploration, I present the top 5 articles of the year!