Wyrd Words: Prayer

Thor

Prayer is one of those contentious topics in the Heathen community that often stirs up more trouble than good. A lot of Heathens don’t believe in praying at all, while others prefer almost liturgical forms of worship. [Read more...]

Dandelion Seeds: Seeking the Roots of Compassion in Paganism

Photo by Melissa Hill

The Rev. Melissa Hill shares a journey toward compassion and the goddess Sigyn. [Read more...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Irish Fairies in America

"William Blake - Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing" by William Blake - http://www.bildindex.de ([1]]. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Some people do see the Gods as anchored in one terrestrial space. Others think the fairies are similarly limited to Ireland and historically Celtic lands. This has not been my experience. [Read more...]

Happily Heathen: Why I am “Happily Heathen”

Viking Age jewelry from Birka, at the Swedish HIstory Museum / Cara Freyasdaughter

Every Heathen’s reasons for staying a Heathen are different: Alyxander Folmer argues that Heathenry is a “religion of questions” and supports a skeptical, questioning attitude; Molly Khan talks about how the Heathen worldview supports her connection to the land, the ancestors, and the Gods. As for me, I have a ton of reasons which I will gladly tell you about–that is why I call my column “Happily Heathen”, after all. [Read more...]

The Lady’s Quill: Walls and Doors

A Japanese templ

Walls are being built high and strong in the Pagan community as our component parts struggle to establish their distinct identities. Will our Pagan village have room for everyone who wants to live in it? [Read more...]

The Cartomancer: Personality Test

Marseille Tarot, reconstructed by Wilfried Houdoin, Millenium Edition (Photo: Camelia Elias)

How often do we pose these questions to ourselves: What do I know about myself that others also know? What is hidden? What do I know about myself, but would rather keep a secret? What do others know about me, which I, however, am unable to recognize? [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: She Who is Without Oddness, Cast the First Stone

Heron at her Store

Then dawn breaks, and patterns form, the map of the universe unfolds before you, and it isn’t even a car you’ve been driving all along, but a tardis from Dr. Who, rendering time and space fluid and luminous. You can go anywhere you want to go, but you’re on a one-way trip, never able to go home again. Try putting THAT white rabbit back into the hat. In my world “normal” is spectacular; “natural” will blow your mind. Who am I to question what you are perceiving? She who is without oddness, cast the first stone! [Read more...]


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