Alone In Her Presence: An Open Heart and a Naked Soul

Cover of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Spiral Dance by Starhawk

I have come to know the Goddess as the vessel of our most intimate self. Whether in worship, public ritual, or alone in her presence what the Goddess has provided me is a vessel. Sometimes this is a liminal vessel whereby we are standing on the edge of magic, and other times it is simply holy emptiness. Shallow or deep this vessel is the fertile mantle I build my Spiritual practice upon. It is where I touch suffering, and release it. It is where I set my intentions for the world, and invite transmutation of personal karma [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Heart Leads the Way – The Practice of Loving Kindness

Image via Erick DuPree

The universe has an odd way of inviting me to question deeper. As I sat down to write today, the tea bag in my cup of tea offered this wisdom, ” Let your heart speak to other’s hearts.” And I thought to myself, what might it look like if Valentine’s Day got a re-fame. That instead of romantic love, and the pursuit of it, we instead focused our hearts on loving the self. What does your heart say to you and how does it lead the way [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: Not God but god?

g-d

Not an atheist, but don’t believe in the literal reality of God(s)? Sarah Thompson discusses her route from Christianity to Paganism via many years of hard atheism. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Viking in the Synagogue

Huginn

I know a lot of interfaith couples struggle to find that “balance.” Where should the lines be drawn? At what point are we allowed to say we simply feel uncomfortable with some pressure that our partner’s faith community is placing on us? How can we participate in that part of our partner’s life, without compromising our own beliefs? [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: GENOCIDE – Whose Tool is it?

ISIS

There is an entire population of people that are being systematically EXTERMINATED, and these various conservative media outlets have proven that they only care so long as this genocide can be used to further their agendas. These outlets are able to present two apparently contradictory stories to the same audience and use both to support their actual goals, because the average American consumer has simply decided that they no longer care about facts. [Read more...]

How a Jewish Witch is Formed

Asa West

I finally let myself return to Witchcraft after I gave birth to my daughter. But there were aspects of Jewish practice that I didn’t want to leave behind. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: It’s Not Rocket Science!

Sarah Thompson

I can’t speak for all Pagans, all queers, or for that matter, all queer Pagans. I have no claim to any special position of power from which I can make pronouncements. But I have a habit of speaking truth to power. Change only comes when people refuse to politely wait their turn. [Read more...]


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