Archives for 2012

Making Light: Happy Hyperborea!

If Hallmark made cards for Hyperborea, I might consider sending out holiday cards at midwinter. I want cheesy television specials about Apollo at the North Pole. I want an inflatable baby Dionysos to put in the front lawn. I want a three-month sale on wine and movies, and I want chocolates shaped like bunches of grapes. [Read more…]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things January

For places in the northern hemisphere with four seasons, winter has taken hold and the claws of cold grip the land. This month, we remember the Big Bang, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Chief Seattle. [Read more…]

What’s New at Patheos Pagan (Dec. 2012)

New Pagan blogs, a new Pagan ebook from Patheos Press, calls for contributors, Patheos Pagan at PantheaCon, and more! [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: The Difficult Teachers

When I look back at the Druids who most influenced my spiritual development, I have to acknowledge a tricky thing: the difficult teachers had the most impact. [Read more…]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things December

For places in the northern hemisphere, winter has arrived. Snow pricks your cheeks, and naked branches rattle in the wind. The day of longest darkness, after which the sun begins to return, comes on December 21st as the Winter Solstice. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Once Upon a Time

Tell me a story Of who we are Land we sprang from Of grandparents. Tell me the hope That shapes your path Dreams you nourish Crazy aspirations. Tell me also of failure Disappointment, regret The frail humanity We have in common. Tell me funny tales Of mad cats, moose, Humorous accident Strange juxtapositions. Tell me [Read More…]

Memorial information for Patricia Monaghan

Via Selena Fox: On Saturday, December 1, 2012 memorial services will be held in Wisconsin to celebrate the life, works, and legacy of scholar, poet, spiritual practitioner and leader, and social activist Patricia Monaghan (1946-2012) who died from cancer on Sunday, November 11. Michael McDermott, her husband, invites you to remember, honor and continue the work of Patricia. Patricia [Read More…]

Wikipedia vs. Pagans [updated]

[UPDATE 5/22-24/13] Qworty, the Wikipedia editor primarily responsible for targeting Pagan articles for deletion (usually with demeaning and bigoted comments on the accompanying Talk pages), has been unmasked on Salon.com as Robert Clark Young, a writer with a years-long history of abuse of Wikipedia policies. His violations include personal vendettas against other artists and using sock puppet [Read More…]

Mourning Patricia Monaghan (1946 – 2012) [updated]

We are sad to mark the passing of Goddess scholar, poet, author, and women’s spirituality elder Patricia Monaghan, who crossed over this past Sunday, November 11. Monaghan was the author of a number of influential books on Goddess spirituality, as well as the spiritual memoir and travelogue The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog. The Wild Hunt has a lovely [Read More…]

Druid Thoughts: Druid in Revolt

The majority of Druids are not easy people to offend. It goes with being a tolerant, generous, warm hearted, open minded lot. I irritate fundamentalists, but that’s okay because I’ve long felt that fundamentalist pagans are a bit embarrassing, so it’s entirely mutual. There are people I set out to offend, though: people I think [Read More…]