The Urban Pagan HomesteadIs It Really Just About God and Goddess?
Is the love story between the Goddess and God the only story there is? Jenya writes on the Biggest Love.
Paths Through The ForestsFestivities of Natural Annual Events: Australis Equilux / Borealis Equinox
A global overview of the seasons during this solar-earth event, and the celebrations, rituals and customs that spring forth from them.
Quaker Pagan ReflectionsStories that Last
To write is to share the truth of your life, your heart. To teach is to hold that sharing in trust, and to nurture it. And many of my students have lives, have hearts, of extraordinary beauty.
Daughters of EveSummer of Change: A Journey to Spiritual Self Care
My spiritual world explores change as a means to growth. It is a beginning to a road that we have yet to experience or understand, and while sometimes our experiences appear to be the same the lessons are usually not. This conflict between the desire to grow and the need for things to stay the same, brings about a strange dilemma. It is the understanding that I must live through the discomfort and fear to get to a place of personal movement, that I cannot avoid change.
Voodoo UniverseLiquor is Quicker- Spirits for the Spirit
I received a promotional keychain from the Bacardi company some years back that even spoke of the bat as “ the emblem of mystical power and good fortune.”
Under the Ancient OaksEast Coast Gathering 2014
The 2014 OBOD East Coast Gathering reinforced a concept emphasized by another Druid order, the RDNA: "Nature is Good." And so is a long weekend with your tribe, immersed in your tradition.
Raise the HornsFive Very Pagan British Pubs
Five pubs worth visiting when living in or visiting England, all with cider and rather Pagan overtones.
The Allergic PaganThe Deep Ecology Tree: What is Deep Ecology?
In 1972, Arne Naess coined the term “deep ecology” to contrast with "shallow" environmentalism. At the core of deep ecology is the idea that nature is sacred, meaning it has intrinsic value apart from its usefulness to human beings. The destruction of the environment is thus perceived as a desecration (literally a de-sacred-ing). In contrast, "shallow" environmentalism is concerned only with the effects of environmental devastation on human beings. Shallow environmentalism seeks to remedy the symptoms of ecological collapse without the transformation, or even the consciousness, of the "deep-seeded" cultural assumptions that gave rise to the collapse.
Agora/Heathen WomanHeathen Woman: Honoring Our Ancestors, Part Two
Why should I honor the ancestors I knew personally instead of reaching far back into my heathen ancestry? Why not call on a past hero or even a king? My most recently deceased ancestors knew my flaws and gifts, and I knew theirs. We have a special bond.