Agora/Birthing Hereditary WitchcraftBirthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Indoctrinating Against Indoctrination
It's not enough to simply tell your children about other faiths while helping them to only practice your own. If you truly want to protect them from being indoctrinated by others, you have to help them experience the faith of others, too.
Agora/Alone In Her PresenceAlone In Her Presence: Turning In to Turn Back Out
I wonder how many of us are in need of turning back in just a little bit? Not depressed, or sad, we are living full and meaningful lives, but we've lost connection. In times like this the only thing I know how to do is a hard reset and return to basics.
Agora/The Zen PaganThe Zen Pagan: The Politically Incorrect Pagan
Since no one else seems to want to say it, I will: the fake workshop listing in the joke program was legitimate satire and the authors don't owe anyone an apology. If anyone owes an apology, it is those who were calling for the authors to be ejected from the conference.
Nature's PathMother’s Nature
My own beliefs, including my Unitarianism, Universalism, and Paganism, are the direct result of being a mother. In many ways my spiritual journey began when my sons were very young and my love for them seemed to stand in stark contrast with that of the evangelical patriarchal god of my youth...
Wild GardenThis is Real Interfaith
We're allowed to disagree, we're allowed to be curious, we're allowed to have opinions, and we don't have to be the same. We come together because we are different and we depart from each other strengthened with knowledge and a very real sense of community.
A Sense of PlaceThe Problem with Subsistence Living
There are many of us who would like nothing more than to live a subsistence lifestyle. We would like to be able to live light on the land, in partnership with the Earth and the other creatures we share Her with. Unfortunately, there is a deep and unavoidable problem with that lifestyle, and we can’t reconcile the life we want with the life we find that we must live.
Energy MagicFood and Energy – Part 1
Creating a particular outcome through the use of food is a practice as old as eating itself. It is less about ideas such as “Apricots will make you flirty” and “Eating bananas will draw in a lover” and more about the way energy operates in the world around us.
A Word to the WitchHow Magic Works in Real Life
The truth is, the things you ask for can happen, but you better be ready for them. You better make sure you are ready, and be careful what you ask for. Because it's not that they won't happen if you aren't. It's that the Universe will make you ready. I call this phenomenon the Drop Kick of the Gods.
The Urban Pagan HomesteadJesus and Me ~ A Pagan Love Story
I asked him to share the strength of his revolutionary spirit with me and to teach me how to rise again. I’m not sure that’s what they have in mind when they say “saved”, but I could be wrong.