Under the Ancient OaksSarajevo, Ferguson, and Powder Kegs
“Don’t challenge the police” is the equivalent of posting a no smoking sign on a leaking pile of high explosives – it may be good advice, but it’s grossly inadequate to prevent a disaster.
Paths Through The ForestsThe Forgotten Gods of Nature
When we think of the gods of nature, we almost always anthropomorphize them. But what of nature deities that have never, and will never, take human form? Who are the gods of the salmon and the slime molds, of pine trees and fig wasps?
Numinous and ConcreteCreating the Outcast: #NJC Ch 4
Instead of treating the formerly incarcerated as outcasts and outlaws, how can we find ways to change our communities and welcome them home?
Voodoo UniverseHow to Create a Voodoo Vision Board Hanging
You can be a Christian, Pagan or even an Atheist and still create a vision board. The possibilities are endless. The instructions below are technically for a vision board hanging, between you and me, I was bored with the board.
Raise the HornsPaganism & The New Age
For many Pagans “New Age” is a dirty turn of phrase often dismissed as any sort of progressive Spirituality that comes with a large price tag, but Paganism and the New Age have shared many ideas and philosophies over the past seven decades.
Agora/Jewish WitchJewish Witch: Despair, Tikkun Olam, and Rewilding Witchcraft
My job, as a Witch, is to explore my own wildness--to embrace it and understand it and fashion it into a weapon that heals. My job is to embody that deep paradox. My job is to face it without denial, rather than ignore it and thus let it control me.
Daughters of EveThe Dance of Power: navigating privilege and marginalization.
Being a Black Wiccan Woman navigating mostly White spaces has fostered interesting experiences in privilege, power and intersectionality. Those terms are not easily understood even when you have the experience of facing multiple oppressions. Then, I became a shelter worker and I was quickly hit with complexities of privilege, power and authority.
The Urban Pagan HomesteadEverything Out There is In Here Too
All of these things are *out there* and also *in here*. Every problem I see in the world, I see in myself. It’s tempting to turn toward my “personal work” and stare at my bellybutton until I don’t find any of those aspects in me anymore, but meanwhile, the problems go on in the outside world.
The Witching HourNew Arthurian film series: Guy Ritchie, SOA’s Charlie Hunnam…yes, please
Some exciting news this week! Deadline.com announces a new film series about the Arthurian saga helmed by director Guy Ritchie (best known for his debut film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). But of course the really exciting part of this news is that Charlie Hunnam (Jax on FX's wildly popular show Sons of Anarchy) is being tapped to play King Arthur.