Astrology Book Review: The Moon’s Nodes

The Moon's Nodes by Agneta Borstein

Borstein’s insights into human relationships and the growing pains of the soul come straight from the Vedic (Hindu) astrological tradition, where gods, goddesses and demons figure as nature forces in the form of planets and points that take an active role in our lives. [Read more...]

Making Light: Interfaith is Not a Dirty Word

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A few years ago, I co-founded an interfaith group with other women of various faiths, cleverly named Women of Faith. One of our main purposes is to show others that people of different faith backgrounds can work together toward positive change. We can’t do that if we put our energy toward criticizing the theology or practices of our fellows. [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: Looking at Lent through Pagan Eyes

Unplugging from media can be a sacrificial act. Photo by Samuel M. Livingston.

I used to say that as a Pagan, well, I didn’t do sacrifice. Now, I have a more subtle understanding: to sacrifice something is to offer it up to the sacred, thus increasing our own connection with Divinity. [Read more...]

The Road From Hate To Understanding

Aliyah Bat Stam

A deity hurt me, and I couldn’t stop talking about it. Little did I realize that my negative talk was drawing him toward me every day. I realized that at some point, I had to stop leaving my former religion, or I’d be stuck there forever. [Read more...]

Making Light: How we voted Imbolc off the Island (and aren’t even sorry)

Tree In Fog At Night by Petr Kratochvil

Somewhere between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we notice that the days have gotten longer. Because the light and temperature are beginning to increase, it’s as good a place as any to mark the end of Hyperborea and Apollo’s return to the Temple. [Read more...]

Dear Jasmine: Pagan and Hindu Connections

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Dear Jasmine, I am new to Paganism and so far my time in the community I have noticed allot of Indian influences within paganism, such as Bindis and use of the Hindu Deities. Is there a connection to Hindu and Neo-Pagan beliefs or is there another reason for these influences? Sincerely, A Dear A, This [Read More...]

Pagan vs. Christian: The Right and Wrong Ways to Go About It

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Grand Rapids (MI) Pagan Pride Day is a wonderful event, and I used to speak there on a yearly basis. It was always well organized, featured some fantastic vendors, and had a pretty big turnout. It was always in late September/early October too, a beautiful time of year in Michigan; slightly chilly, but still invigorating [Read More...]


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