Seekers and Guides: Wicca Has No Gurus, Only Teachers

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We often expect our spiritual teachers to be perfect. Sable Aradia explains that teachers of the Craft usually aren’t, and why this is a good thing. [Read more...]

The Fish Rots from the Head Down: Squid Eye and Sexual Exploitation

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Crystal Blanton’s words resonated with me: “We as pagans excel at attacking the micro issues and fail at attacking the macro issue, the systems that enable the micro issues to exist.” Squid Eye demands a look at the macro issues around sexual misconduct and paganism. Here are some guidelines that the pagan community might want to consider. [Read more...]

As Pagans, What Do We Hope to Build?

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Much of the current dialogue in the Pagan blogosphere is about carving out ways to explain and justify our personal experiences and beliefs in relation to other traditions, but without a clear vision of the place our own traditions and experiences might have in an ideal world. What does your Paganism look like in 50 years? [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pagans: IN SPAAACE!!!

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Given the environment that the Pagans of 2064 will be working with, I predict that those of us who want to build Pagan institutions will develop a type of “grove culture,” small communities or apartment complexes that support urban gardens and artisan crafts. Some of these may be tradition-specific, others might be more eclectic, but those will likely be the common elements between “groves”. These are two popular trends within our current community which could become valuable commodities within the next 50 years, and these groves could allow for both community and financial security. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: What Do We Hope to Build?

Fotografi af "Uroksen fra Vig". Fotografi taget på National Musseet, København. Photo by Mikkel.kristiansen.

I wonder how many of us will find our Paganism is robust enough to survive the devastating future human stupidity is likely to create. How many of us will be able to walk our talk when our lives depend much more on our choices? Will we manage to be true to our values in crisis, or is it going to get decidedly Lord of the Flies out there? Or can we do enough, now, to avert ecological disaster? [Read more...]