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Sermons from the Mound

Moving Beyond “Environmentalism”

The world is alive and aware and we are part of it.

Agora/Seekers and Guides

Seekers and Guides: A Sticky Subject: Teaching Sex Magick (Part Two)

Sable Aradia continues her series on teaching sex magick by examining the nature of consent. When can consent be honestly given, and when does an unequal power dynamic cloud the issue?

Wild Garden

Hosting the Conversation

Patheos has an ambitious mission: to host the conversation on faith. That the Patheos team hasn't tried to limit the conversation that we're having is to be lauded. They know that there are going to be disagreements on the site, but they also know that to try and separate appropriate content from inappropriate would far worse.

Raise the Horns

Paganism Did Not Fail

Maybe the Pagans of the 1970's thought they were going to single handedly fix the hole in the ozone layer, save the rain forests, and get everyone to eat organic but I'm not sure that was really the case. What so many of those Pagans wanted was to transform the Earth, and the human society that lives on her. In that sense those people succeeded.

Agora/Making Light

Making Light: Athene

At this point, I may not pick up many new crafts, but I will certainly continue to improve my skill at the ones I've already learned. In this way, as I have done with my academic studies, I seek arête as an act of devotion and with the knowledge that without Her and Her wisdom, none of this would be possible.

Agora/The Zen Pagan

The Zen Pagan: Has Pagan Environmentalism Failed?

As we look around at the ecological crisis that faces us today, it's reasonable to ask if this movement has failed. But like the karate student with the broken arm, we have to ask that not in comparison to a perfect outcome, but to what the result would be if we did nothing. Would we have an significant environmental movement at all if it were not for this soft voice in the background whispering, "There is something sacred here"?

A Word to the Witch

What's Traditional Witchcraft?

New blog! I am both a lineaged, initiated "Traditional Witch" and a folk-magic, yarb-gathering "traditional witch." Sitting on the boundary is a fine witchly occupation.

A Witch's Ashram

Pagans and the (Zombie) Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse isn't going to happen. Sorry. Let's get rid of using apocalyptic language when we talk about the environment, too.