Sermons from the MoundWiccanate Privilege and Polytheist Wiccans
Wiccanate Privilege in a nutshell: The Pagan book market is flooded with "Wicca 101" books, which means that a lot of Pagan discourse is couched in the language of Wicca 101 books, and there's a set of assumptions out there in the public domain about what Pagans do, based on these books - that all Pagans celebrate the festivals of the Wheel of the Year, that all Pagans think the deities are archetypes and expressions of a single underlying divine energy, that all Pagans do magic, and so on. And the complaint is that workshops at events are also based on these assumptions.
Raise the HornsAll About Witch Bottles
Witch bottles have long been used in various magical traditions. Read a little bit about their history and how to make your own!
Pagan FamiliesPicture Books for Pagan Families: Spring Equinox
My child came in as I was writing this and, seeing the book’s image on the screen, commented, “Guess what? Earth Mother is the goddess of everything.” I think that about sums it up.
Under the Ancient OaksThe Pagan World in 2064
What will Paganism look like in 50 years? What we can build is limited only by our imaginations, but our imaginations are more limited than we like to think. Here’s what the Pagan world in 2064 will look like if things go reasonably well for us.
A Witch's AshramPagans and Money, part 2
Another look at some of the issues that Pagan communities need to think about in their relationship with money.
The Allergic Pagan“A mighty host respond”: Pagan unity through diversity
Is it possible to build a religious community around the idea of celebrating difference? Is it possible that what makes us "Pagan" is not what we have in common, but the ways we are different? Perhaps being "Pagan" means nothing more (and nothing less) than being one those who have gathered around this word, "Pagan", gathered together to celebrate not a single meaning, but to celebrate the diversity of what that word means to us.
A Sense of PlaceWhat We Built From Ruins (Part One)
As the oil ran out and the waters got poisoned, what kind of world did we create? What did we Pagans help build from the ruins?
Agora/Wyrd WordsWyrd Words: 3 “Religious Freedom” Laws That Are Literally The EXACT OPPOSITE of Religious Freedom
The United States has seen a recent rash of “Religious Freedom” bills, with the most noteworthy one being the recent (SB 1062) out of Arizona. Thus, I have set out on a mission to prove that it's not just THIS state that's doing some truly ridiculous things. Indeed, legislators all over the country have been up to some fairly embarrassing shenanigans.