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Under the Ancient Oaks

Sarajevo, Ferguson, and Powder Kegs

“Don’t challenge the police” is the equivalent of posting a no smoking sign on a leaking pile of high explosives – it may be good advice, but it’s grossly inadequate to prevent a disaster.

Paths Through The Forests

The Forgotten Gods of Nature

When we think of the gods of nature, we almost always anthropomorphize them. But what of nature deities that have never, and will never, take human form? Who are the gods of the salmon and the slime molds, of pine trees and fig wasps?

Numinous and Concrete

Creating the Outcast: #NJC Ch 4

Instead of treating the formerly incarcerated as outcasts and outlaws, how can we find ways to change our communities and welcome them home?

Voodoo Universe

Nigeria’s World Sango Festival 2014

Sango is a king, a god, a warrior. This year's World Sango festival was held in Oyo Nigeria on August 21-30. Created to celebrate African cultural heritage, the event features performances from different Orisha worshiping groups from around the globe.

Raise the Horns

(Un)Wilding Witchcraft

I've always had trouble with the idea of a wild Witchcraft because my Witchcraft is not wild. There's a method to my madness in circle and I tend to think of it as measured and controlled.

Agora/Jewish Witch

Jewish Witch: Despair, Tikkun Olam, and Rewilding Witchcraft

My job, as a Witch, is to explore my own wildness--to embrace it and understand it and fashion it into a weapon that heals. My job is to embody that deep paradox. My job is to face it without denial, rather than ignore it and thus let it control me.

Daughters of Eve

The Dance of Power: navigating privilege and marginalization.

Being a Black Wiccan Woman navigating mostly White spaces has fostered interesting experiences in privilege, power and intersectionality. Those terms are not easily understood even when you have the experience of facing multiple oppressions. Then, I became a shelter worker and I was quickly hit with complexities of privilege, power and authority.

The Urban Pagan Homestead

Everything Out There is In Here Too

All of these things are *out there* and also *in here*. Every problem I see in the world, I see in myself. It’s tempting to turn toward my “personal work” and stare at my bellybutton until I don’t find any of those aspects in me anymore, but meanwhile, the problems go on in the outside world.

The Witching Hour

New Arthurian film series: Guy Ritchie, SOA’s Charlie Hunnam…yes, please

Some exciting news this week! Deadline.com announces a new film series about the Arthurian saga helmed by director Guy Ritchie (best known for his debut film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). But of course the really exciting part of this news is that Charlie Hunnam (Jax on FX's wildly popular show Sons of Anarchy) is being tapped to play King Arthur.

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