A Witch's AshramDual Observance and Me
Dual observance, the practice of more than one tradition at one time, is more common than most people realize, I think. It’s not just for Pagans, either. For some people, it becomes syncretism, a blending of two (or more) systems into one. For some, one practice is spiritual or religious and the other practice is [Read More...]
A Sense of PlaceEnergy Signatures of Place
In The Secret Language of Plants, Buhner describes ways in which you can open yourself up to experience these communications directly through what he calls "heart-centered cognition" and then process the symbols you get from there with your brain. Using these methods, you tap into the shamanic tradition of asking the plants what they are good for and asking a sick body what it needs.
Pagan FamiliesPicture Books for Pagan Families: Winter Solstice
Meg Yardley shares picture books to read at Winter Solstice.
Agora/Wyrd WordsWyrd Words: Conservative Pagans
Two weeks ago, I wrote a comedic story about a rather bizarre indecent that happened to me at work. "Tea Party Paganism" got a lot more attention than I had expected, and I got a LOT of feedback. The real point of the article was supposed to be an amusing story about being outed at work, but not all of our readers saw it that way. The thing I kept hearing was “I'm a conservative Pagan, and my views count too!”
Under the Ancient OaksLessons From the Marathon
The myth that inspired the modern marathon ended with the runner dropping dead. Yet every year, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people complete this supposedly impossible feat. It makes you wonder what else we think is impossible is merely improbable, awaiting only the proper application of science, art, and will to manifest it in this world.
Agora/Making LightMaking Light: Blessed by Less by Susan Vogt (Review)
All in all, I enjoyed this book and feel a renewed commitment to clearing out the physical, emotional, and spiritual clutter. As Vogt describes, "The spiritual paradox is that the less tightly I cling to my stuff, my way, and my concerns, the happier and more blessed I feel. Once I have enough, less is more."
Wild GardenWinter Holidays, Interfaith Memories
My childhood memories from the winter holidays are a mix of Chanukah and Christmas. Join me as I walk down memory lane for a moment and let me know in the comments what your favorite memories are from the Winter holidays!
Pointedly PaganFaultlines Book Release, and Why Pagans Should Work with Other Religions
We are undergoing a fundamental shift in humanity’s spiritual orientation: from one rooted in agricultural ways of life and focused on individual salvation, to one rooted in technology and emphasizing harmony between people and their world. This shift is as deep as the earlier shift from hunting and gathering cultures to agriculture, and its religious impact will be as great.