Raise the HornsA (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 ConcretePublic 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 OaksDinosaur 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 WordsWyrd Words: What Could Go Wrong?
Corporations are now allowed to claim religious exemptions from federal law. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
Quaker Pagan ReflectionsA 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 PlaceWhere 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 MoundPagan 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 AshramBeing Called While Young
Niki reminisces about being called by the god/s when she was 21.
The Urban Pagan HomesteadHomemade 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...]