Wyrd Words: Grief and Renewal

Helena

Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, here on Agora! AAAAAAND WE’RE BACK! Good gods what a month! It has just been a non stop rush from one chaotic bit of madness to the next! Seriously! We had a bunch of THIS   Followed by one of THESE! And then [Read More...]

The Path of She: 5 Things You Can Learn from a Pagan

a woman holding a sparkler

Paganism is not just about beliefs, it’s about stepping outside of the strictures of everyday reality and stepping into full-bodied experiences of the wild, magical world of what else is true and possible. After twenty-plus years of pagan explorations, these are the precious things that I’ve learned. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Of Plantain and Spider Bites

Large spiders eat crickets in the garden.

“Mom, what is this – a spider bite?” Two little punctures punctuated by tiny spots of blood. An inch or so down the arm, there was another pair…. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Mind-Manifesting Morning Glory

a morning glory bloom

I had heard about Morning Glory for years. Whispers and rumors ran throughout the circles of my Pagan and back-to-nature friends that the seeds of this garden plant could take you places … outta this world. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Fear, What Storms Teach

Photo by Tim Gillin courtesy of Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

I was terrified. I remembered a severe storm from my past, and I thought about the horrendous things that happened in other places to other people. What I was experiencing wasn’t what scared me. What scared me was the thought of what I might experience. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Ceanothus, an American Fairy Bush

Photo by the Author

It began with me, barefoot on a lawn in the suburbs of California’s Central Valley. It was summer, and therefore, redundantly, hot. I wore little besides, well, a diaper actually. From all accounts it was a happy day, but what I remember is the grass. Between my toes and in my chubby hands: then grab, yank, and in the mouth, much to Mom’s alarm. As natural to me as falling down a rabbit hole…. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Cleansing My Space and Spirit

chakra-stones

Now that we’ve passed the spring equinox, I find myself shaking off the stupor of the winter and longing for a little renewal. Here are a few ways I cleanse my space and spirit. [Read more...]


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