Wyrd Words: Viking in the Synagogue

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?

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

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!

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…]

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 perhaps “The Zen what?” may be heard from Patheos Buddhist, if this should leak over there. But if prior discussions are any guide some readers are saying “Oh! Yes, that’s it!” [Read more…]

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 to them, and that’s a powerful thing. As Swiss reminds us, “it is the key to meditation, shamanism, and magic in all their forms: change your mind, change the world” (pg. 113). [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Pagan Author, Christian Characters

It’s a shame that someone seeing ‘Druid’ in my autobiography would assume that means ‘hates Christians’. The track record of relations between Pagans and Christians is not what it might be. I live in hope that will change in my lifetime. [Read more…]

Remembering Nelson Mandela: A Reflection by Selena Fox

Let us remember Nelson Mandela and celebrate his life, legacy, and good works which have inspired so many of us. May we take inspiration in carrying on the quest for interfaith understanding and collaboration for freedom, justice, reconciliation, equality, and world peace. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Tea Party Paganism

Let me reassure you that you did NOT misread that title! There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We control the horizontal. We control the vertical. Tea Party Pagans. They apparently exist. C’mon, you know you want to read more! [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Defined but not Confined

Imagine that, on the street, you see a woman wearing an odd T-shaped necklace with a tiny man on it. You recognize it as one of those “Abrahamic” things. Intrigued, you approach her and ask, “What do Abrahamics believe?” Asking what Pagans believe makes about as much sense… so what’s the right question to ask? [Read more…]


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