Wyrd Words: Orlando, Islam, and Glass Houses

Most of America woke up to some pretty disturbing news this morning. At 2 am. a shooter opened fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida. In what has become the largest mass shooting in American history, over fifty people were killed with fifty more injured and receiving medical attention. I would love to think [Read More…]

Wyrd Words: Why I’m tired of Heathenry’s F.U. Debate

Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, every other week here on Agora! Some of you may have noticed that my blog was curiously silent for the past month. Believe it or not, the reason I didn’t get a single thing posted in February is because I’ve been working on everything [Read More…]

Wyrd Words: We Are Our Deeds

There’s this unfortunate tendency in Pagan circles for those holding the title of ‘Elder’ to be held as somehow above reproach. As if questioning these people at all is somehow showing a lack of proper respect and deference for an empty title. It’s Paganism’s own personal brand of ad verecundiam, and it REALLY needs to stop. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: You Got Some Splainin’ To Do…

So once again some bozo in some backwater police department encountered a case that squicked him out and for lack of a better explanation he assumed “them Wiccans did it.” [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Heathens and Tolerance – Iceland, You Are *Not* Alone

Heathenry is for everyone. The tolerance and hospitality of the Icelandic Asatruar is the norm, not the exception, in the larger Heathen community. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: A Starwood Experience

Drums beating through the days and all along the nights become a tapestry for our dreams. Along its weaving framework of syncopated sound and silence I connected with the Devas of the 600-acre campground called Wisteria, as I slept. Here, I strolled a new and common Slumberland with these nature spirits and the assembled members of our human tribe. Our presence, I sense was most welcome on that etheric plane as we, mud-babies all, danced and deepened our connections with spirit, soul and self. [Read more…]

Alone In Her Presence: Caitlyn Jenner and Still Knowing Goddess

When Caitlyn Jenner appeared today on the the cover of Vanity Fair, and my first thought was “This too, is Goddess.” [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Tragedy in Mesa

Yesterday afternoon, less than two miles away from my own home, five people were wounded and a sixth was killed. The shooting occurred at the East Valley Institute of Technology (which I used to attend), and the suspect was captured just over four hours later. His name is Ryan Elliot Giroux. [Read more…]

What’s New at Patheos Pagan (Dec 2014)

Broke-Ass Witchery, Reclaiming Witchcraft with a Jewish Twist, and the Craft of the liminal: new blogs on Patheos Pagan! [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…]