Archives for February 2013

Naturalistic Traditions: Exploring the Historical Roots of Naturalistic Paganism

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

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

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

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…]

The Road From Hate To Understanding

A deity hurt me, and I couldn’t stop talking about it. Little did I realize that my negative talk was drawing him toward me every day. I realized that at some point, I had to stop leaving my former religion, or I’d be stuck there forever. [Read more…]