Under the Ancient OaksA Pagan Watches Cosmos
The new Cosmos is beautiful and fascinating and I hope the whole country watches it. We need a greater appreciation for science and a greater respect for the findings of science. But I remain a polytheist and a pantheist, a Druid and a priest.
The Allergic Pagan“A mighty host respond”: Pagan unity through diversity
Is it possible to build a religious community around the idea of celebrating difference? Is it possible that what makes us "Pagan" is not what we have in common, but the ways we are different? Perhaps being "Pagan" means nothing more (and nothing less) than being one those who have gathered around this word, "Pagan", gathered together to celebrate not a single meaning, but to celebrate the diversity of what that word means to us.
Raise the HornsAll About Witch Bottles
Witch bottles have long been used in various magical traditions. Read a little bit about their history and how to make your own!
Voodoo UniverseNot My Goat Head and Other Musings
I practice the religions of Voodoo and Santeria, and I know we will forever be demonized as a meat-eating, leather-wearing bunch of haters, but seriously. I am not advocating the careless disposal of anything, most of all non bio-degradable materials -- but have these people been to Prospect Park? It's not the filthiest, but it has its moments. No one is treating this like a littering issue, they are crying out and pointing fingers.
Agora/The Dance of Pagan RecoveryThe Dance of Pagan Recovery: Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World, by Crystal Blanton (Review)
Crystal Blanton is a counselor, a High Priestess, and an activist at the front lines of social justice issues. This makes her uniquely qualified to write a book about the quest for spiritual meaning through our most difficult life events. Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World is that book.
Sermons from the MoundPagan prayer
A prayer can be nothing more than time taken to set an intention for the day, or to contemplate the day's events before going to sleep. It can be time spent communing with a deity, or holding others that you care about in your awareness and wishing them well. It can take place at your personal altar, or just in your head. It can be spoken or unspoken, formal or informal, and involve stillness or movement. It can involve descending into your own depths to find a connection with all-that-is; or it can be reaching out to a deity or spirit of place.
A Witch's AshramPagans and Money, part 2
Another look at some of the issues that Pagan communities need to think about in their relationship with money.
Pagan FamiliesRaising Our Daughters as Leaders
Paganism has a strong tradition of women in leadership; the best way to keep our tradition strong is to continue raising our young women to be experienced and capable leaders.