ArticleHas Pagan Environmentalism Failed? Responses to Climate Change
What does it mean to be Pagan or practice a nature religion in the midst of climate change? Responses by Steven Posch, Diana Paxson, Emma Restall Orr, Vivianne Crowley, Rhyd Wildermuth, Chandra Alexandre, Alison Leigh Lilly, Daniel Foor, more.
Pagan FamiliesPicture Books for Pagan Families: Lammas
Here are my picks for picture books to celebrate Lammas. It was surprisingly hard to narrow down my choices as, fittingly, I had an abundance of fabulous options!
The Witching HourShocking and Sad: Rest in Peace, Margot Adler
Margot Adler was author of the important book Drawing Down the Moon, an NPR journalist, and a practicing pagan. I knew her. I respected her. I was happy to have spent time talking and laughing with her. And I am very, very sad she is gone from us.
Paths Through the ForestsWordless Wednesday: Magic of the Forest
Magic of the Forest by Alexandra Would you like to see your nature-inspired photography and other artwork here on Wordless Wednesday? Contact us at pathsthroughtheforests[at]gmail[dot]com with a photo and link of the piece you’d like us to consider.
Raise the HornsLammas: First Fruits & A Sort of Christian Feast
This Friday night when I break bread with my coven and give thanks to the Earth and the gods for Summer's first fruits I won't be dwelling on whether or not the celebration of "Loaf-mass" is a Christian or a Pagan one. I will be reflecting on the chain of beliefs that links me to my nominally Christian ancestors in the Middle Ages and my pagan ancestors before them. Over the last two thousand years some have tried to break that chain but the sabbats have always been far too strong for that.
Under the Ancient OaksCo-workers With the Gods
Some believe human consciousness is expanding and we are now ready to receive god-awareness. But history says unveilings are always presented to individuals, never to humanity as a whole. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability.
Star and SnakeMagicians and climate change
When I first woke up to how desperate our situation has become I became suicidal. It was the one-two-three punch of climate change plus exhaustion of oil plus big corporations controlling the world.
The Allergic PaganI miss you already Margot
None of the recent deaths of prominent Pagans has struck me so hard as the death of Margot Adler. Here are some reflections on her life, and Margot's own words on what death meant to her.
A Sense of PlaceA Call to War
Capitalism destroys ancestral and pagan religions while also poisoning the water and air. If we're going to be Environmentalists, we need to attack the very thing that is destroying the environment. And if we're going to be Pagans, we ought to be attacking the thing that walls the gods and spirits from the world.