A Sense of PlaceThe Magician, The World
There are gates to the Other everywhere, including the ones we create ourselves.
Gateway GoddessTo Alleviate Poverty, Show Compassion
I have always been passionate about food, good food, well-cooked and shared. Having been poor has made me compassionate about it as well.
The Allergic PaganWhere the sidewalk ends: Suburban enchantment
The chill wind was blowing gently and the cattails waved back and forth like they were animate. And I felt, for all the world, like they were talking to me. Not talking with words, but saying something nonetheless. What were they saying? I think this is what they said to me: "This is real. You are here. You are alive."
Raise the HornsChristmas Traditions: Pagan or Christian?
Christmas has long been a combination of both Christian and ancient pagan elements, but where did the individual traditions we associate with the holiday come from? Are they all Christian? Are they all pagan? Maybe some of them are a bit of both . . . .
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.
Under the Ancient OaksThe Twelve Days of Solstice
As a child there was nothing as great as Christmas. As an adult and as a Pagan, the Twelve Days of Solstice are pretty special in their own right.
Dalliances with DeitiesWhy New Spirits
I wanted to work with the spirit-reality around me that I found, and new spirits were a part of that. That is why new spirits.
The Heroic PathCeltic Deities Listed by the Charities They Support
Which nonprofits would the Irish deities support? Here's a comprehensive list of suggestions from one of their priests.