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Raise the Horns

A (Pagan) Wind in the Willows

"The Wind in the Willows" is Pan at his very best. He’s powerful, knowable, and his tune is the very song of Nature. There are things like it in English literature, but nothing as beautiful, and it can all be found in a beloved “children’s book.”

Numinous and Concrete

Public Priesthood: Big Fish in a Small Pond

Some have written much about whether or not professional clergy is useful to Paganism. Others have written to deride or uphold “Big Name Pagans.” I’m not going to do any of that. What I want to do is talk about the reality of my life. And some hard numbers.

Under the Ancient Oaks

Dinosaur Valley

Earlier today a group from Denton CUUPS visited Dinosaur Valley State Park with two missions. One was to see the land and the dinosaur tracks and take lots of pictures. The second was to listen to the spirits of the land.

Agora/Wyrd Words

Wyrd Words: What Could Go Wrong?

Corporations are now allowed to claim religious exemptions from federal law. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

Quaker Pagan Reflections

A Perfect Day

Every year, I get to ask myself, what is the right way to live? In particular, what is the right way to live a spiritually-centered life? What would my spiritual life be like on a perfect day? I am running an experiment in perfection, and yesterday, I had a perfect day.

A Sense of Place

Where They May Be Found: Brighid

Fifth in the series, "Where They May Be Found." Brighid tosses more wood upon Her hearth, and laughs.

Sermons from the Mound

Pagan leadership

The best Pagan leaders are those who listen – both to the promptings of spirit, and to their group members. A Pagan leader should not regard their community as serving them, but feel that they are serving the community (which includes other-than-human beings). In return, the community should value those who serve.

A Witch's Ashram

Being Called While Young

Niki reminisces about being called by the god/s when she was 21.

The Urban Pagan Homestead

Homemade Ginger Beer. World’s Greatest Beverage?

Everybody has some consumable they are a connoisseur for.  Some folks know all the different names of the heirloom tomatoes and which are best for sauce vs. sandwiches.  Others will have 8 kinds of olive oil in their pantry, one for every occasion.  Then of course, there’s chocolate and cheese and vinegar and wine, all [Read More...]