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Greening the Spirit

May they not have power over us

Many of us have little power in the world. We can only do what we can do in our own small spheres of influence. But there is one place where we can always start. This is within ourselves. To refuse evil is to be strong in the face of terror, to hold steadfast to our values and what we believe in, to refuse to share in the terrorists’ hate.

Voodoo Universe

Review: Planets for Pagans

Most Pagans have a working or better knowledge of astrology and sacred sites. This book Planets for Pagans, by Rena Shesso, attempts to expand this knowledge and make useful connections and insights.

A Sense of Place

Elemental Ethos: Earth

The local ecosystem is our home, our host. I have come to realize that, for me, it is disrespectful to an ecosystem to bring food into it, particularly if the food was processed industrially. By learning and mastering foraging techniques, we can learn to accept the ecosystem's hospitality. When we bring extrinsic food into our ecosystem, it comes with an implied message: I am not willing to even try to subsist in relationship with you directly, so that we can thrive cooperatively with one another. I am a mere visitor, and will not stay long enough to develop such a relationship.

Raise the Horns

When Wicca is Not Wicca

Just because something includes the word "Wicca" on its marquee doesn't mean it's truly Wiccan. Wicca might be beyond simple definitions at this point, but those who truly practice it and keep true its highest ideals generally have a lot in common.

The Allergic Pagan

The Neo-Pagan Mysteries, Part 4: Sacrifice

It is natural to resist change and to "rage against the dying of the light." We want to live forever, but this is not our fate as human beings. We must surrender to that finitude which is represented by the dark aspect of the Goddess. Through surrender to our fate, we are transformed, not to endless life, but to a meaningful life in the context of the cosmic cycle of change.

Agora/Wyrd Words

Wyrd Words: Pagan Life Lessons – Sacrifice

How can we focus on our life goals when life itself seems bound and determined to prevent us from ever having time to devote to them? It's easy to lose sight of our hopes and dreams when our schedules seem to be overflowing with distractions.

Nature's Path

Ancient Religion in Modern Life

A Pagan and a Unitarian Universalist - how multiple spiritual identities can come together to form a beautiful spiritual practice that works in our modern world.

The Urban Pagan Homestead

Hear from Me this Secret ~ An Imbolc Meditation

Where does God live in You? The Goddess calls to us, Her Beloved Children, at this turning of the Wheel, to come and hear a secret...

Pagan Families

5 Ideas for Kid’s Imbolc Fun

Imbolc is often an overlooked holiday, but with these 5 fun ideas kids won't be able to wait to celebrate it!

Under the Ancient Oaks

Nine Things I Think

Nine Things I Think: a new Pagan blog, upcoming travel plans, Pagan conferences and retreats, and why I’m rooting for the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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