Queer of Swords: Going Groundclad

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I don’t remember now who coined the term, but we jokingly call the alternative to ritual nudity going groundclad. It works fine for us. We’re an Earth-based religion – why are we so obsessed with being clad by the sky anyway? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Terribly Important Pagans

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Why as Pagans are we so keen to mimic the political structures and power bases of other religions? Why are we so excited by titles, and so keen to pin them to ourselves? [Read more...]

Jewish Witch: Finding Asherah

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It breaks my heart whenever I hear modern Jews talk about the end of Israelite paganism with relief and back-patting, as if the worship of a beloved goddess were akin to alcoholism or online poker. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Mayan Connection – A Lesson on Important Dreams

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I woke from my dream knowing that something significant had happened, that Divinity had spoken to me. How did I know that, and what did I do about it? [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Earth’s Saving Message

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As I lean into the invitation of Earth’s promise to renew, there is a certainty that now is the hour to commit to Earth with a saving message. I choose to enter covenant with Earth as Mother Goddess and nurture her as the life giver. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses (Review)

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Both new and experienced spiritual practitioners can find great benefit from these relatable stories exploring the diverse traits that can define a priestess. STEPPING INTO OURSELVES offers readers a personal way of connecting to this sacred role. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pagan Ethics and Odin’s Rites of Hospitality

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The ancient Norse and Germanic tribes had a strong ethic of Hospitality. The concept encompassed personal generosity, reciprocity, and even what we today might term “social justice”. By the end of the Viking Era, Hospitality had become a highly ritualized practice and a core part of the their worldview. Thus it’s little surprise that by the time the Hávamál was written, Odin had a LOT to say about these things! [Read more...]


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