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The Allergic Pagan

Church is no substitute for religion, Part 3: Why we need Pagan shrines not “temples”

It's somewhat surprising, given the degree of theological and ritual innovation in the Pagan community, that we don't think very far outside the box when it comes to places of worship. We Pagans might benefit from shifting from church/community center model to a shrine model of public religiosity. Here are 3 ways Pagans can offer the experience of "churchless religion" to people.

A Witch's Ashram

The Annunciation as Divine Spring

The Annunciation: an example of patriarchy, or an example of feminist liberation?

Agora/Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Indoctrinating Against Indoctrination

It's not enough to simply tell your children about other faiths while helping them to only practice your own. If you truly want to protect them from being indoctrinated by others, you have to help them experience the faith of others, too.

Agora/The Witches Next Door

The Witches Next Door: The Introvert and the Extrovert get Married

Yes, I am an introvert, but that doesn't mean I hide away from taking on public roles, stepping into the center stage, or putting myself out there.

Between the Shadows

Quantum Woo: The Placebo Effect

"There's no such thing as magick" says the hard-core rationalist. But modern science does not agree with you. As a matter of fact, they know it works pretty well, and they compensate for it in every clinical trial and design medication with this in mind. They call it "the placebo effect."

Under the Ancient Oaks

Be Careful Who You Pretend To Be

We become what we do. We become what we tell ourselves we are. We become what we pretend to be. If we pretend to be harmless suburbanites, sooner or later we will be harmless suburbanites.

Voodoo Universe

DIY Magickal Healing Shower Bombs

Help fight back this season's version of the plague with this easy do it yourself healing magick in the form of Eucalyptus and Lavendar shower bomb tablets. Here's to your health !!!

Agora/The Busy Witch

The Busy Witch: Patheos Book Club – Gifts of the Visitation

Mary is more than a woman who took on the guise of Queen of Heaven. Like the other strong matriarchs, maidens, and crones within the pages of the Old and New Testament, Mary is relatable and human when you dig beneath the surface of the myth.

Pointedly Pagan

The spiritual gifts of Wicca do not stop with Wiccans

Wicca and similar NeoPagan traditions have already helped humanity far out of proportion to our small numbers. We have disproportionately strengthened two spiritual insights essential to humanity’s future: the sacredness of the feminine and the sacredness of nature. In the absence of a appreciation for both, our society faces increasingly dark times, times even darker [Read More...]

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