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Has Pagan Environmentalism Failed? Responses to Climate Change

What does it mean to be Pagan or practice a nature religion in the midst of climate change? Responses by Steven Posch, Diana Paxson, Emma Restall Orr, Vivianne Crowley, Rhyd Wildermuth, Chandra Alexandre, Alison Leigh Lilly, Daniel Foor, more.

Pagan Families

Picture Books for Pagan Families: Lammas

Here are my picks for picture books to celebrate Lammas. It was surprisingly hard to narrow down my choices as, fittingly, I had an abundance of fabulous options!

The Witching Hour

Shocking and Sad: Rest in Peace, Margot Adler

Margot Adler was author of the important book Drawing Down the Moon, an NPR journalist, and a practicing pagan. I knew her. I respected her. I was happy to have spent time talking and laughing with her. And I am very, very sad she is gone from us.

The Allergic Pagan

I miss you already Margot

None of the recent deaths of prominent Pagans has struck me so hard as the death of Margot Adler. Here are some reflections on her life, and Margot's own words on what death meant to her.

Raise the Horns

Lammas Ritual 2014

A Witchy Lammas (Lughnassa) Ritual inspired by medieval harvest customs. Praise to the Goddess of the Field and the Lord of the Grain!

Under the Ancient Oaks

Co-workers With the Gods

Some believe human consciousness is expanding and we are now ready to receive god-awareness. But history says unveilings are always presented to individuals, never to humanity as a whole. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability.

Staff of Asclepius

The dog days

As I’m fond of saying, 'as above, so below' often works in reverse. We can take care of our People as friends and family, as loved ones, and They can also take care of us… we share the burdens of the lot that wyrd has given us together, leaning on each other. Our offerings give Them energy – our love and appreciation and loving care is an offering – and many of Them in turn help us in the ways that They can.

Agora/Jewish Witch

Jewish Witch: Finding Asherah

It breaks my heart whenever I hear modern Jews talk about the end of Israelite paganism with relief and back-patting, as if the worship of a beloved goddess were akin to alcoholism or online poker.

A Sense of Place

Buying Land

Recently I spent a night outside near a plot that I am thinking about making my own. I tried to sleep in my hammock, strung between two trees. It was nice enough. But I didn't get any sleep at all out there. Afterwards, I spoke to a friend of mine about the experience and he asked me what I'd given the land before I settled in for the night. Oh.

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