Raise the HornsImbolc Ritual 2015
Imbolc offers many reasons to celebrate. This year my coven is using it to bless new candles for our Temple space and to celebrate the return of the light. We also use it as an opportunity to once again welcome the goddess Brighid to our rites and to her rightful place in our hearts and sacred space.
Nature's PathIf Unitarian Universalism is so great, Why am I ‘still’ a Pagan?
Not long ago I was asked why I was ‘still’ a Unitarian Universalist? It turns out that I have many answers.
Between the ShadowsB is for Brighid: Goddess, Saint and Lwa
I am a Flamekeeper. I keep a sacred flame for the Goddess Brighid, also known as Brid, as part of a worldwide sisterhood called the Daughters of the Flame. I've been a part of the order off and on for almost twenty years now, and we honour Her in all Her aspects: Pagan goddess, Christian saint, and Voodoo lwa.
A Word to the WitchThrowback Thursday: Initiation Variety Pack
This post was originally published on the Pantheon blog on Patheos, June 3, 2010. I was first initiated into a religious tradition when I was twelve years old. I underwent a symbolic death and rebirth, was ritually cleansed, and was recognized as a member of the spiritual family with a celebratory feast. That is [Read More...]
Daughters of EveMeditation: The Path to Spiritual Activism or Escapism
May we not escape, hide or detach from the world’s problems. May we use our clarity of mind and open hearts to find the strength to face injustices. May we use our minds, our bodies and our voices to help end collective suffering.
Under the Ancient OaksWhat a Polytheist learned from Unitarian Universalists
Although it is safer to be a heretic today than in the past, claiming that identity carries certain obligations: you can’t flaunt your non-conformity while simultaneously demanding conformity from others. Well, you can, but it makes you look like a hypocritical fool.
Quaker Pagan ReflectionsPeace and the Language of the Unheard
Peace is effortful. Peace will involve struggle. And though I would never agree that violence is necessary to reach it, I would very much agree that no justice means no peace.
A Witch's AshramImbolc, aka False Spring
Imbolc has grown on me over the years. Like the growing light of the days, finally discernible after the long dark of winter nights, Imbolc makes its presence quietly known. I’ve never had a strong connected with Brigit, Bríd, or any of the patron saints and gods of this holiday. I admit that the lore [Read More...]
The Urban Pagan HomesteadBrigid, First of My Mothers (a poem)
A poem for the First of my Mothers~ the "Lady" Brigid (she laughs when I call her "Lady" but I like it :))
Pagan FamiliesKids Can Charm the Plow
Honoring the earth is especially important when planting-time begins. This chant to the tune of 'Twinkle, Twinkle' is a great way for kids to participate in this important ritual!