Pagan RestorationPagan Priesthood: Setting the Table, Restoring the Way of the Gods
Priesthood in the ancient world was a call to service and a coveted honor. The Priestfolk were responsible for maintaining the rhythm of society through worship and festival, nurturing the culture’s connection with the Gods. Pagan Priesthood is far from there, but we can rebuild…
Under the Ancient OaksMystery
Acknowledging mystery is an act of humility and integrity. It accepts the limitations of human perception but refuses to be restricted to only one way of knowing.
AgoraDruid Thoughts: What Really Happens When We Die?
As a Druid, I feel it is much better to try and understand the mysteries of life on its own terms, not with reference to a speculative hereafter. To be a Druid is to live this life well, honourably, deeply. Not by the rules of an ancient book, but by pragmatic standards, humanistic standards, reasoned out as best I am able.
Gateway GoddessSeizing the Day with a Sumerian Brew
A Midwestern microbrewery is using a hymn to the Sumerian beer goddess to resurrect Her beer recipe.
Religio et PietasThe Face of the Goddess
More than thirty years ago, I was introduced to a particular Goddess for the first time. Having completed a ritual, exhausted from dancing, I was sitting naked in a dark place looking into the coals as they began to die down. The fumes began to settle when that small chamber seemed to be filled with light and I felt a great energy rising up within me. Before me appeared a Lady, a Goddess, dressed in Light.
Daughters of EveA Candle for Remembrance; A Juneteenth Working
I have been building to this for a long time…. my whole life I am sure. And so I am starting to write poems, workings, and other spiritual acts that I am using to incorporate culture and my history into my ACTIVE spiritual practice. Here is the first I am posting, motivated by my 30 [...]
Wild GardenInterfaith work from a Pagan perspective
Last Tuesday night I sat with a group of people that I have come to respect and admire. You see, the third Tuesday is our monthly meeting we like to call, “Interfaith Contemplatives.” The intent of this gathering is to offer the citizens of Winston-Salem the opportunity to sit with people of different faiths for [...]
Raise the HornsThe Devil in Pagan Pants
While the modern Devil is most certainly a Christian construction, he and his pseudonyms have occasionally made appearances in Modern Paganism.
Dalliances with DeitiesFour Gods: the Dierne
Though I call the Clarene my holy mother, and I am building a possession practice with the Laetha, the Dierne is the god I will laugh at and harass and make especially lewd jokes about. It helps that the Dierne is a sort of patron to lewd jokes, though.