The Zen Pagan: Santa Claus and the Nature of the Gods

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Sophisticated cynics know that it’s a bunch of bunk, of course. There is no jolly old elf at the North Pole. There is no magic sleigh, no one coming down the chimney, and your parents are going to eat those cookies.

And yet…and yet…somehow, the gifts still end up under the tree.
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Queer of Swords: Blue Yule

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For those of us without supportive family, the holiday season can be the coldest time of the year, when Christmas-as-stereotype most starkly contrasts with reality, reminding us just how Other we really are. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Emmanuel, A Love Divine

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I have no faith in a child who would become a prophet that empowered patriarchy, but I do take comfort in love: that we are all born into this Love, the currency of peace. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Parenting Around Bill Cosby and Sexual Violence News

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Crabtree shares insights gleaned from her talks with her sixteen-year-old boy about the Bill Cosby allegations and frat party gang rapes. [Read more...]

The Zen Pagan: Contemplative Druidry by James Nichol (Book Review)

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Nichol came to be interested in a more contemplative approach to his Druidry after a mystical experience in June 2007, “triggered simply by noticing and contemplating a wild rose, growing on the banks of the river, an experience “which only “lasted a few moments” but caused “a subtle shift of awareness” for several weeks, where he “woke up every day with a sense of joy and connection.” This experience eventually led him to renew his study of the Shambhala school of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as other forms of Buddhism, and then to propose to the OBOD leadership a program of “contemplative exploration”. This book is the result of that exploration. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Being A Pagan Father

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Holy crap I’m going to be a father. Holy Crap I’m Going To Be A Father. HOLY CRAP I’M GOING TO BE A FATHER. [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: The Reality of Racism Can’t Be Ignored

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Racism is part of our lives. It’s time we acknowledge that and start working to change it. [Read more...]


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