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Ride the Spiral

Ride the Spiral: Pagan Living on the Margins

New blog by Nornoriel Lokason! Ride the Spiral is about living a pagan life as someone who experiences intersectionality - trans, queer, disabled, poor. What can a pagan spiritual practice look like in these challenging circumstances?

Under the Ancient Oaks

DFW Pagan Pride Day 2014

A community that is both literally and figuratively spread out came together for a wonderful day of celebration and fellowship, and for the first time, on the Fort Worth side of the region.

A Sense of Place

A Tale of Hospital Spirits

During those quiet days of the weekend I had time to sit in the hospital and think about the energy of the place. I realized that I mostly shut it out, not wanting to know or think about what goes on in there. But even in a sleepy hospital in a small town surrounded by wheat and lentil fields, there is the frenetic energy of life and death and scary moments that change people forever.

The Allergic Pagan

Branches of the Deep Ecology Tree: Ecopsychology

Much of modern psychology assumes a divide between inner reality (mind) and outer reality (nature). The central problem of ecopsychology is to overcome this divide. The human mind does not stand wholly apart from the natural world, but is deeply rooted in and intertwined with it. Ecopsychology sees the human psyche as a phenomenon of nature, an aspect of the larger "psyche" of nature or "soul of the world" (anima mundi). By ignoring this relationship between the mind and nature, modern psychology helps to perpetuate the Western industrial world's destructive state of estrangement from its Earth home, which has disastrous consequences for both our psyches and for the environment. Ecopsychologists maintain that the pursuit of mental and emotional well-being, on the one hand, and environmental health, on the other, are closely intertwined tasks -- indeed, they are inseparable.

Voodoo Universe

So You Want a Real Voodoo Spell? Here’s the Problem

I'd love to tell you Voodoo spells were cheap and easy. Think for a minute however, when was the last time something you did that was cheap and easy brought you satisfaction or success?

Raise the Horns

A Witch’s Tale

Finding the Goddess to leaving the Broom Closet it's time for the story of one (now very public) Modern Witch.

Sermons from the Mound

Storymaking, Artmaking, and the Work of the Soul

Maybe it’s a lifework to piece together the soul from the scraps and bits.

A Word to the Witch

Our Nimue Is Different

If you step out to the grocery store to buy a loaf of bread and wind up in Tijuana with a trunk full of Froot Loops and vintage porn…that was Nimue.

Agora/Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven, the NFL, and Council of Mothers

I encourage Family Covens to seek out and name a Council of Mothers for their children, male and female. Seek out various ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, classes, and opinions. It isn’t the White House, Rutgers University, or the NFL that will have the greatest impact in lowering the rate of sexual violence. It is the council of mothers that forms the landscape of children’s lives.

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