The Allergic PaganChurch is no substitute for religion, Part 3: Why we need Pagan shrines not “temples”
It's somewhat surprising, given the degree of theological and ritual innovation in the Pagan community, that we don't think very far outside the box when it comes to places of worship. We Pagans might benefit from shifting from church/community center model to a shrine model of public religiosity. Here are 3 ways Pagans can offer the experience of "churchless religion" to people.
A Witch's AshramThe Annunciation as Divine Spring
The Annunciation: an example of patriarchy, or an example of feminist liberation?
Raise the HornsCan There Be Paganism Without the Occult?
Can there be Paganism without the occult? Probably, but I think it would be extremely diminished and certainly doesn't represent our past.
Agora/The Witches Next DoorThe Witches Next Door: The Introvert and the Extrovert get Married
Yes, I am an introvert, but that doesn't mean I hide away from taking on public roles, stepping into the center stage, or putting myself out there.
Between the ShadowsQuantum Woo: The Placebo Effect
"There's no such thing as magick" says the hard-core rationalist. But modern science does not agree with you. As a matter of fact, they know it works pretty well, and they compensate for it in every clinical trial and design medication with this in mind. They call it "the placebo effect."
Under the Ancient OaksBe Careful Who You Pretend To Be
We become what we do. We become what we tell ourselves we are. We become what we pretend to be. If we pretend to be harmless suburbanites, sooner or later we will be harmless suburbanites.
Voodoo UniverseDIY Magickal Healing Shower Bombs
Help fight back this season's version of the plague with this easy do it yourself healing magick in the form of Eucalyptus and Lavendar shower bomb tablets. Here's to your health !!!
Agora/The Busy WitchThe Busy Witch: Patheos Book Club – Gifts of the Visitation
Mary is more than a woman who took on the guise of Queen of Heaven. Like the other strong matriarchs, maidens, and crones within the pages of the Old and New Testament, Mary is relatable and human when you dig beneath the surface of the myth.
Pointedly PaganThe spiritual gifts of Wicca do not stop with Wiccans
Wicca and similar NeoPagan traditions have already helped humanity far out of proportion to our small numbers. We have disproportionately strengthened two spiritual insights essential to humanity’s future: the sacredness of the feminine and the sacredness of nature. In the absence of a appreciation for both, our society faces increasingly dark times, times even darker [Read More...]