Daughters of EveBeltane Magic: Birthing A New Reality
Beltane 2015 is about growing justice and true solidarity, where love is really the law. Now that is a theology that feels exactly right.
Nature's PathMulticultural Maypole in Baltimore
I frequently attend a Maypole dance...I was surprised to learn a few years ago that this holiday was outlawed in past centuries because it was seen as a challenge to social stratification.
Raise the HornsBrigid: Warrior Saint and Historic Rebel
St. Brigid is both historical figure and character of folklore and shared more than a name with her Pagan Goddess counterpart. It is through St. Brigid that the clearest glimpse into Brigid the Goddess can be found.
OathboundEncountering Gods, Forcing Belief
Plenty of Pagans encounter frustration when they first approach the divine (and maybe even long after). Often, the problem lies in the assumption that all gods are the same or that there's only one way to be Pagan.
OathboundHow to Spot a Terrible Coven
Any time I write about ritual nudity, conversation about the downsides of group work always ensues. Nudity and sexuality are touchy subjects because there’s a lot of room for... [Read More]
John BeckettResponding to the Religiously Obnoxious
It seems like at least once a week I see a post in one of my social media groups saying “people keep attacking me because I’m Pagan – what can I do about it?” Many of them are... [Read More]
The Witching HourYou Call it May Day, We Call it Beltane
The season of spring has arrived! The rites of fertility have begun! This is a holiday with a colorful past, and strangely enough, one of the only major festivals on the pagan... [Read More]
Greening the SpiritBeltane-The Sleeper Awakes ?
Beltane magick here we sing, Chant the rune and dance the ring, Joy and blessing shall it bring, Let the sleeper awake! -Doreen Valiente (1971) ‘A... [Read More]
Raise the HornsBeltane Ritual 2015
It’s Beltane with the Mankeys. Note: Since I generally lead ritual with my wife I tend to write rituals with notations for “High Priestess” and “High Priest.” I certainly do... [Read More]