The Allergic PaganA Devotional Practice with the World at its Center
I realized that devotional practice is not limited to deity-centered religion. There can be an earth-centered or nature-centered kind of devotion too. What I needed was to develop a devotional religious practice, not toward gods, but toward the world. I needed to embrace the world as my Beloved, as my waiting lover. The world is that Divine Other I have been seeking who can draw me out of my ego. And I need a religious practice that will affirm, encourage, and sustain this embrace.
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 MoundWiccanate Privilege and Polytheist Wiccans
Wiccanate Privilege in a nutshell: The Pagan book market is flooded with "Wicca 101" books, which means that a lot of Pagan discourse is couched in the language of Wicca 101 books, and there's a set of assumptions out there in the public domain about what Pagans do, based on these books - that all Pagans celebrate the festivals of the Wheel of the Year, that all Pagans think the deities are archetypes and expressions of a single underlying divine energy, that all Pagans do magic, and so on. And the complaint is that workshops at events are also based on these assumptions.
Raise the HornsAll About Witch Bottles
Witch bottles have long been used in various magical traditions. Read a little bit about their history and how to make your own!
Under the Ancient OaksThe Pagan World in 2064
What will Paganism look like in 50 years? What we can build is limited only by our imaginations, but our imaginations are more limited than we like to think. Here’s what the Pagan world in 2064 will look like if things go reasonably well for us.
A Sense of PlaceWhat We Built From Ruins (Part One)
As the oil ran out and the waters got poisoned, what kind of world did we create? What did we Pagans help build from the ruins?
Pagan FamiliesPicture Books for Pagan Families: Spring Equinox
My child came in as I was writing this and, seeing the book’s image on the screen, commented, “Guess what? Earth Mother is the goddess of everything.” I think that about sums it up.
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.