About Star Foster

Polytheistic Wiccan initiated into the Ravenwood tradition, she has many opinions. Some of them are actually useful.

Colorado Poets Slam Pat Robertson

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UPDATED: Damien Echols Has An Occult Tattoo

Check it out here. Anyone want to try and translate the Theban? UPDATE: Damien translates, and describes his tattoos as talismans: These I designed myself – the talismans (points to tattoos). This is what I do, not something like portraits. I have four of these of my own design. Three on my arms and one on [Read More...]

Discrimination In Paganism

On the Patheos Pagan FB page I posted a poll regarding discrimination after reading Patti Wigington’s post on racism in Paganism. It’s really awesome. You should read it. I’m not going to pretend online polls are good science, but I still found the results interesting. And as with any “add your own option” poll, I [Read More...]

Beltane: A Picture Gallery

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May your Beltane be merry! Click on the images for more information. [Read more...]

I’m Not A Doctor, But I Play One In The Senate

All across the country right now politicians are legislating health care willy-nilly. From the semi-reasonable to the patently absurd, many of these bills have some seriously twisted and harmful ideas about women’s health. Soraya Chemaly has an excellent post on HuffPo discussing this recent spate of legislation. “Boy, it’s crazy to think we used to [Read More...]

The Contraception Issue Turned Upside-Down Cake

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Hypothetical situation: I work for a Greek polytheist. My boss believes in moderation in all things. My boss refuses to cover any weight-related medical condition through my insurance because they believe it is a result of my immorality. If I was moral according to my boss’ definition, then I would not be overweight. My boss [Read More...]

Welcome to Agora!

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It’s a season of initiation, of burgeoning hopes and new beginnings. Even websites and blogs are not immune to the crisp promise in the sharp morning air. So it’s with a lot of pride and hope I present to you Agora, the new flagship of the Patheos Pagan Portal. In many ways, a lot of [Read More...]


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