The Allergic PaganI cried the day Obama was elected (but not for the reason I thought)
The PantyCon mock-up wasn’t describing a real workshop at Pantheacon, but it was describing a real event! One that happens all the time, everywhere. In happens in the minds of white people. It happens in social spaces shared with people of color. And it happens in physical reality.
Raise the HornsHow the Claim of Being Old Saved Modern Paganism
By claiming a historicity for his Witchcraft Gerald Gardner saved us all from a more authoritarian present. By leaving the door open for other Witches, Gardner helped keep the Craft vital, fresh, and forward thinking.
A Sense of PlaceThe Burning Heart of the Forest
The Burning Heart of the Forest will never die out: a photo essay
Shekhinah CallingHow the dress can help you understand Pantycon
If someone is seeing something that you're not, then you should treat that moment as an opportunity, not a nuisance. You'd think that, as mystics and magic practitioners, we'd be chomping at the bit for such an opportunity.
A Witch's AshramWhy Polytheist Spaces Are Important
Ideally our various communities in the wider Pagan umbrella can create webs of interconnected relationship. But sometimes its nice to be among people that share similar definitions, certain aspects of practice, and won't call you crazy when you say that the gods are speaking.
Under the Ancient OaksBooks That Challenge, Books That Inspire
Here are reviews of the first three books I’ve read this year: Your Face Is A Forest by Rhyd Wildermuth, Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate, and The Red Goddess by Peter Grey.
Energy MagicSimplifying Magical Ethics (Part 1)
There is much to say about magical ethics, especially when you consider the variances from tradition to tradition and spiritual path to spiritual path. A person’s head could explode trying to keep track of what candle to put out first or which way to walk in circle without courting disaster.
Between the ShadowsD is for Death & the Afterlife
Having lost a good friend, and having almost died myself, I'm giving a great deal of thought to the Pagan idea of death this week. As with most things Pagan, it's not a simple matter, is it? Have you ever taken a moment to really think about it? The fact is that you are going to die someday; you and I and everybody we know. We're all renting; none of us get to keep the house. So what happens next?
Voodoo UniverseVoodoo Feast is in the Air … It Begins by Tehron Gillis
On the other side people converse in preparation of a ceremony that you had only heard rumors about. The altar, the symbol in cornmeal on the floor, and the flags send questions coursing through your head. It begins.