Between the ShadowsThe Many Faces of Wiccan Divinity
Wiccan theology is actually very complex. It is perfectly valid to interpret Wicca as duotheism, deism, polytheism, animism, shamanism, pantheism, panentheism, monotheism, agnosticism or atheism; and I know Wiccans who hold all of these views, often at the same time.
The Zen PaganScrew You, Ancestors
If the heritage you receive from an ancestor is one of hatred or ignorance or violence, it's your responsibility to not accept that heritage. You don't have to accept a gift, you know. If someone walks up to you with a big box of dog crap and tries to hand it to you, you can say, "No, thank you."
AgoraDandelion Seeds: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, But Not Out of the Woods
The Rev. Hill talks frankly about her misadventures in marrying gay people and lessons learned when being proud and loud.
The Allergic PaganI Saw Two Americas Sunday: From a Mormon Church to the Chicago Pride Parade
My 13-year-old daughter turned to me at one point and said, "One day I will tell my kids that I remember when gays and lesbians won the right to be married." I glowed. It was one of those moments when I really felt like a good parent.
Raise the HornsA Letter to Bristol Palin
Photo from Wikimedia Commons. I know you don’t know me, but we are kind of peers in a way. I write at Patheos, you write at Patheos, I read your Mom’s book about Christmas, you... [Read More]
Agora5 Things You Can Learn from a Pagan
Paganism was not even remotely on the radar in my growing-up years. Even when I began my personal journey in earnest, I sought out more visible and accessible spiritual... [Read More]
Oathbound“No Actual Witches in Your Witch Group?”
Yesterday I spent an hour on the phone with my friend Sylva, catching up after a month or two of not talking. At this point in my life, almost all of my friends are witches of... [Read More]
A Witch's AshramWhy I Am Not a Christian
Reflections on Bertrand Russell’s speech from 1927. (Read the essay online here.) This is the only essay of his I’ve read. I recommend it. It’s short, amusing and to the point. Many... [Read More]
John BeckettLetter To My Christian Friends
Pagan, Druid, and Unitarian Universalist I’ve been on this Pagan path for 22 years and I’ve been seriously dedicated to it for 14. During most of this time I’ve kept my... [Read More]
Between the Shadows6 Things That Neo-Pagans Could Learn from Polytheists
“Statue In The Park Of Peterhof” by Olga Konstantinova (public domain). Courtesy of PublicDomainImages.net. Polytheism is hardly a new concept: indeed, next to Animism it’s... [Read More]