Raise the HornsThe Year in Paganism: 2013
There were victories, arguments, festivals, and everything in between in 2013. Catch up on the biggest news stories of the year, along with some of the best and worst moments in the Pagan Blogosphere. It's the Raise the Horns year in review!
Pointedly PaganFaultlines Book Release, and Why Pagans Should Work with Other Religions
We are undergoing a fundamental shift in humanity’s spiritual orientation: from one rooted in agricultural ways of life and focused on individual salvation, to one rooted in technology and emphasizing harmony between people and their world. This shift is as deep as the earlier shift from hunting and gathering cultures to agriculture, and its religious impact will be as great.
Staff of AsclepiusRooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul at Amazon.com
I'm pleased -- no, thrilled -- to announce that Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness is available at Amazon.com!
Agora/The Busy WitchThe Busy Witch: GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS
With the coming release of my first non-fiction book, GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS, I want to celebrate by giving something back to my readers. If you pre-order GODDESS SPELLS, you can enter to win a pretty spectacular prize pack of Red Wheel/Weiser books.
Agora/Seekers and GuidesSeekers and Guides: Wicca and the Lotus-Eaters – Reaching the New Generation of Witches
Is modern Witchcraft on the decline? Or has it merely changed form? The new generation of Witches has different issues from previous generations, and different needs. Sable Aradia offers some observations about the differences, and suggests ways to bridge the gap.
Under the Ancient OaksDreams of a Druid College
Sometimes I dream of a Druid college, a community of Pagan peers. There is no substitute for like minded people working together and talking to each other. When you can’t find that conversation in the physical world, seek it out virtually. It’s not the same, but it’s still helpful.
Voodoo Universe10 Terrible Gifts for Pagans This Yule and 3 Great Ones!
The holidays are a time to come together for all faiths, Christians, Pagans, Jews and other religions. In that communal spirit PLEASE DON'T buy these terrible gifts for your witchy friends.
Sermons from the MoundRitual safety
I once attended a ritual where the temple (a basement room) had a polystyrene ceiling, and there was a cauldron of burning methylated spirit, which we danced round. I was very scared when I thought about it afterwards - but I didn't leave the ritual. If you are in an altered state, it is very difficult to make rational judgements. It is not a matter of being gullible or stupid - it is how group dynamics work.