Heathen Woman: Hidden Agendas in Heathenry

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The heart of a warrior does not lie in inciting conflict, but rather in determining when action is necessary to restore honor and stability. That is the difference between working for a cause in logical way versus responding to one based on pure emotion. We need to beware hidden agendas when our communities are swept up emotionally in a cause. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Drawing the Line (Revisited)

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On Sunday, April 13th, three people were shot and killed in front of the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City. The suspect, 73 year old Frazier Glenn Cross, is an avowed white supremacist, ex KKK leader, and alleged Odinist. A number of groups within the Heathen community have spoken out against this violence. It’s time to take a stand. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 1 – The Grace of Form

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Bathing the head, feet and hands was once an important part of the Imbolc celebration. The first verse of the “Invocation” refers to a similar practice, bathing the palms and then the face in the lustral fire. The provided ritual is meant to help the practitioner internalize the nine graces. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Learning to Love The Tower

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I’m not a fan of lightning fast change or trouble, but I’ve been trying to re-train my brain when it all hits the fan. Instead of melting down or stepping back, I’m learning to view upheaval as an opportunity. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Wicca Has No Gurus, Only Teachers

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We often expect our spiritual teachers to be perfect. Sable Aradia explains that teachers of the Craft usually aren’t, and why this is a good thing. [Read more...]