The Allergic PaganHow Vampires Led Me to Paganism
I just finished reading Margot Adler's Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side. Adler's fascination with vampires may seem strange to Pagans, but not me. In fact, vampires led me to Paganism.
Agora/Wyrd WordsWyrd Words: 3 “Religious Freedom” Laws That Are Literally The EXACT OPPOSITE of Religious Freedom
The United States has seen a recent rash of “Religious Freedom” bills, with the most noteworthy one being the recent (SB 1062) out of Arizona. Thus, I have set out on a mission to prove that it's not just THIS state that's doing some truly ridiculous things. Indeed, legislators all over the country have been up to some fairly embarrassing shenanigans.
Sermons from the MoundOld magic versus new magic
Recently I received an enquiry from a seeker in Eastern Europe, where much of the traditional magical practices and folklore were wiped out under Communism. There are many seekers in the area, but not many experienced practitioners. The seeker was especially interested in older forms of magic, and asked how to tell the difference between fake and real techniques.
Raise the HornsPagan Pipe Dreams (What Do We Hope to Build?)
What does the future hold for Modern Paganism? Probably division and argument, but what if we can get past all of that? Assuming some level of cooperation amongst each other, I think the future is bright, and that we are capable of great things.
Under the Ancient OaksVampires Are Us
Margot Adler’s new book explores our fascination with vampires. I’ve been fascinated with vampires ever since I was rushing home from elementary school to watch Dark Shadows.
A Sense of PlaceMy Wishlist for the Pagan Community
What would it be like for the Pagan community to be completely mainstream? Not a majority religion, but such a common minority group as to be no different from any other minority religion? From where I'm sitting, it feels like we are already there.
Pagan FamiliesLoving the Land
Some helpful hints on how to introduce children to the sacredness of nature and the land.
Agora/Seekers and GuidesSeekers and Guides: An Elemental Journey
Most Craft teachers agree that learning about the four elements in a basic part of Craft education. Sable Aradia shares some teaching suggestions and helpful diagrams.