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...]

Juggling Babies

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I love the old legends, and find inspiration in the stories of the gods. However, it’s the VALUES of Heathenry that really mean the most in my every day life. My marriage functions because those are values my wife and I share, if for entirely different reasons. [Read more...]

Seeking the Grail: Desire, Yearning, and Being Afraid to Reach

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Years ago when I had to cancel a conference I’d organized, my heart absolutely broke. As numerous Pagans deal with the emotional aftereffects of the cancellation and evacuation of Pagan Spirit Gathering, I wanted to explore the sometimes painful tension of desire, of yearning, of reaching. Particularly when that thing you’ve been toiled over and worked for and fought for, doesn’t come to pass…and it hurts. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: I Met Bill Schnoebelen and Lived!

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A recent article on the channel goes into considerable detail about the infamous Bill Schnoebelen and his book, “Wicca: Satan’s Little White Lie.” I actually met Bill Schoebelen in person, and learned something few other people know for sure: He’s fully aware that he’s lying. So are the people close to him. [Read more...]

Born Again Witch: The Woman Who Laughs in the Forest

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When I lost my faith, I didn’t realize how much of my community I would also lose and how many friends would turn on me. This was a group of misfits, society’s outcasts, broken and rejected, and yet coming together with a vision for a kinder world. It felt right that I was welcomed into their midst. [Read more...]

Can Business and Spirituality mix?

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Last week, I attended the first meeting of the Portland Pagan Society of Commerce, along with 6 other people. All of these people were, to one degree or another, involved in their own entrepreneurial work, identified as Pagans, and all of them wanted to find a way to support their business and the Pagan community. As I left the meeting, I asked myself the question, “Can Business and Spirituality mix?” [Read more...]


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