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Dirt Heart Witch

Danger and Delight in the Season of Sex

Let's talk about Beltane sexy stuff, the dangers and delights! We might not have ever learned how to approach this kind of energy with thoughtfulness and intent. We might not have felt safe. Here are some tips for taking care of yourself *and* having a most excellent good time!

Oathbound

What good is Gardnerian Wicca?

Sometimes, the good of religion lies in the day-to-day.

Pagan Families

Celebrate Earth Day Pagan Style!

Earth Day is a fantastic secular holiday; but for us who think of the earth as a spiritual entity, it is a great opportunity for our children to learn about our faith!

Raise the Horns

Beltane Ritual 2015

Before maypoles and Morris dancers Beltane was essentially a fire festival. The central working in this ritual comes directly from an old Scottish "Bel-tein" rite.

Agora/Wyrd Words

Wyrd Words: Heathen Leadership

We have a glut of ‘priests’ and not enough accountants. So many teachers, and so few administrators. So many brilliant ideas, and almost no financiers.

Sermons from the Mound

Re-Imagining the Hero’s Journey

Not everyone wants to be king. Not everyone wants to end up married and live happily ever after. Let's diversify the Journey.

Under the Ancient Oaks

The Candle of Earth Day

No, Earth Day isn’t enough. But it’s still better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

Agora/Seeking the Grail

Seeking the Grail: Into the Deep Within

I sometimes wonder why I bother leading rituals. Why does religion matter? And then, in ritual, I hear the sound of two hundred people singing a chant together in harmony…feet pounding the ground as we dance. People laughing, weeping. People telling me that the ritual shifted something within them, that they felt the divine, that they spoke to an ancestor, that they released an old pain. That it made their lives better.

Nature's Path

CUUPS is Pagan Lite, So Untrue!

Within my CUUPS chapter there are people following multiple paths, our rituals together reflect a silent tenant of CUUPS, that all paths have value in seeking divinity. It is this ethic that demonstrates the beauty of the CUUPS organization.

Wild Garden

Taking The Plunge

So, you’ve decided that you can afford the risks of being openly Pagan and you still want to enter the world of interfaith work. Where do you go next?

Energy Magic

A Woman’s Beltane Drinking Song

How often is it that we ladies get a drinking song all our own? Not often enough, so back in 1995, I wrote one for you and here it is.

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