Wyrd Words: We Are Our Deeds

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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


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