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February 14, 2017
The Blooming Staff: Banish Trump, Exorcise Trump!
Occultists of all varieties need to banish the demonic principality of Donald Trump from our...
January 24, 2017
The Blooming Staff: Crowley Didn’t Burn Hot Enough
Aleister Crowley is often labeled a Decadent for his obsession with sex magick. But traditional...
January 10, 2017
The Blooming Staff: On the Papal World-Tree, or, An Esoteric Meditation on the Papacy
Nicholas Laccetti reflects on the history of occult interpretations of the Papacy, and what the...
December 27, 2016
The Blooming Staff: The Longest Night and the Mystery of the Incarnation
Every December 21, a NY church holds a "Longest Night" service. Nicholas Laccetti reflects on...
November 11, 2016
Happily Heathen: The All Gods Event
The All Gods Event is a ritual I created a few years ago when I...
July 29, 2016
Hills of the Horizon: The Village Games
Community practice in a village in ancient times would have had most people following similar...
June 29, 2016
Hills of the Horizon: The Problem of Community
One of the tricky bits for a lot of people about the reconstructionist paganisms is...
January 26, 2016
Witch on Fire: Broom Closets and Bible Belts – 10 Tips For Your Coming Out Party
I'd wager that many of you fine readers have struggled with the problem of being...
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Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: To Santa Claus or Not to Santa Claus? – Evidently that is the Question!
“I told her, mommy,” he says with complete exasperation, “Santa Claus was just God dressed...
November 05, 2015
The Lady’s Quill: Paganism, Theism, and Belief
How do we determine if someone is Pagan? Do they join our events and participate...
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Adventures in Wortcunning: A Starwood Experience
Drums beating through the days and all along the nights become a tapestry for our...
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I love the old legends, and find inspiration in the stories of the gods. However,...
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Alone In Her Presence: An Open Heart and a Naked Soul
I have come to know the Goddess as the vessel of our most intimate self....
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Alone In Her Presence: Heart Leads the Way – The Practice of Loving Kindness
The universe has an odd way of inviting me to question deeper. As I sat...
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Queer of Swords: Not God but god?
Not an atheist, but don't believe in the literal reality of God(s)? Sarah Thompson discusses...
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Wyrd Words: Viking in the Synagogue
I know a lot of interfaith couples struggle to find that “balance.” Where should the...
August 21, 2014
Wyrd Words: GENOCIDE – Whose Tool is it?
There is an entire population of people that are being systematically EXTERMINATED, and these various...
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How a Jewish Witch is Formed
I finally let myself return to Witchcraft after I gave birth to my daughter. But...
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Queer of Swords: It’s Not Rocket Science!
I can’t speak for all Pagans, all queers, or for that matter, all queer Pagans....
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The Zen Pagan: An Introduction, and a Buddhist Earth Deity
Welcome to The Zen Pagan. "The what Pagan?" some Pagan readers may be wondering; and...
April 29, 2014
The Busy Witch: Why Buddha Touched the Earth: Zen Paganism for the 21st Century, by Tom Swiss (Review)
Like Zen and like Paganism, readers will take away from this book whatever matters most...
December 18, 2013
Druid Thoughts: Pagan Author, Christian Characters
It’s a shame that someone seeing ‘Druid’ in my autobiography would assume that means ‘hates...
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Remembering Nelson Mandela: A Reflection by Selena Fox
Let us remember Nelson Mandela and celebrate his life, legacy, and good works which have...
November 28, 2013
Wyrd Words: Tea Party Paganism
Let me reassure you that you did NOT misread that title! There is nothing wrong...
October 31, 2013
Wyrd Words: Defined but not Confined
Imagine that, on the street, you see a woman wearing an odd T-shaped necklace with...
October 16, 2013
Druid Thoughts: Christio-Pagans
Whatever you do in response to Christio-Pagans, please, don’t fear and resent them because they...
October 03, 2013
Wyrd Words: Friends in Wyrd Places
A Heathen attends a Renewal Judaism celebration of Sukkot! Sometimes we set out to find...
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Wyrd Words: The “Agnostic Chair”
If there is one thing that every parent in the history of EVER can probably...
May 10, 2013
Pagan Interfaith Work through the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy
Guest post from David Dashifen Kees. The Foundation for Religious Diplomacy is an organization dedicated...
April 05, 2013
Gateway Goddess: Seeking God, Found by Goddess (Why I Am Pagan)
When I was a child, I wondered why God had stopped talking to people in...
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