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Has 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 Families

Picture 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 Hour

Shocking 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 Forests

Wordless 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 Horns

Lammas: 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 Oaks

Co-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 Snake

Magicians 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 Pagan

I miss you already Margot

We’ve had  a lot of deaths of prominent Pagans in the last few years, the recent death of Morning Glory-Zell this year and Issac Bonewits’ death in 2010 to mention just two.  In addition, Mary Daly, author of Beyond God the Father, and Merlin Stone, author of When God was a Woman, passed away in [Read More...]

A Sense of Place

A 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.

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