Loop of Brighid: Bride, the Cailleach and Nicnevin

John Maler Collier (1850–1934), The Summer Night that Paused Among her Stars , 1910

Are Bride and Nicnevin estranged sisters? Or, if Mackenzie was right and the Cailleach and Bride are the same entity on some level, then is Nicnevin also the same entity as Bride on some level? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Pagan Portals

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Introducing Pagan Portals from Moon Books: focused introductions to particular areas of Paganism, including Nimue Brown’s new SPIRITUALITY WITHOUT STRUCTURE. [Read more...]

What’s New at Patheos Pagan (Nov 2013)

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New blogs and columns at Patheos Pagan! Voodoo and Santeria, worlding, Heathen women, Heathens and interfaith, birthing hereditary witchcraft, Pagan leadership, and The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven – A Definition

Lydia M.N. Crabtree

Family Coven is a group of persons who share shelter, food and resources for the purpose of survival while acknowledging the spiritual nature of the human condition. The term is a deliberate joining and redefinition of the terms ‘family’ and ‘coven.’ [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Reclaiming Our Confidence

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How do we regain and build confidence if it’s previously been lost? Like every journey, it begins with a single step. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Civil Religion Isn’t What It Used To Be

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Civil religion has the potential to be a great force for motivation and unity. Unfortunately, civil religion as it has come to be practiced in America is a tool of partisan politics. [Read more...]

Anne Newkirk Niven: A Conversation on Pagan Publishing and the Future of Our Movement

Anne Newkirk Niven

Anne Newkirk Niven, publisher of Witches&Pagans magazine and the PaganSquare website, chats with Patheos Pagan about Pagan publishing, columnist Teo Bishop’s controversial announcement about his return to Christianity, and the future of the Pagan movement. [Read more...]


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