Making Light: Interfaith is Not a Dirty Word

Zeus & Hera Cake

A few years ago, I co-founded an interfaith group with other women of various faiths, cleverly named Women of Faith. One of our main purposes is to show others that people of different faith backgrounds can work together toward positive change. We can’t do that if we put our energy toward criticizing the theology or practices of our fellows. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Introvert, Extrovert, Druid

The Introvert B3, by h.koppdelaney

I am an applause-hungry extrovert who craves attention whilst holding a deep need for regular periods of solitude and silence. I am both extroverted and introverted — a Druid with one foot in each world. [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: Looking at Lent through Pagan Eyes

Unplugging from media can be a sacrificial act. Photo by Samuel M. Livingston.

I used to say that as a Pagan, well, I didn’t do sacrifice. Now, I have a more subtle understanding: to sacrifice something is to offer it up to the sacred, thus increasing our own connection with Divinity. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: Exploring the Historical Roots of Naturalistic Paganism

Cypress Roots by Aheatwole

Were there Naturalistic Pagans in the ancient world? This is the central question of a new series of essays exploring the historical roots of naturalistic ways among Pagans. [Read more...]

Making Light: A Dionysia Yet to Be Named

Wine

Rather than looking at the Athenian calendar and trying to reproduce the holiday that comes up, my group decided to do what it was already called to do and then find a name for it. There’s often already an ancient name for what we want to do anyway. In this case, it was Lenaia: a theater-centered Dionysia around January/February. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: DIY with Brigid

Candle

Brigid was one of the first goddesses I discovered, and although I do not frequently work with her, she’s always on my mind at this time of year. She’s a poet and a craftswoman, but despite her fiery attributes, she’s a fairly mellow Goddess. What does this Celtic Goddess of smith-crafts and writers have to do with a DIY project? [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: When the Master is Ready, the Student Shall Appear

Young Witch Png1 TKahrs_PringleHillStudio

Because we have no firm standards of training for Witches and Pagans, many of us struggle with the issue of becoming a teacher. How do we know that we are ready? [Read more...]


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