Happily Heathen: How I Learned To Work With My Ancestors

A cup of hot cocoa in a mug from my grandfather’s hometown / Cara Freyasdaughter

Despite being a longtime Heathen, I had never really settled into a satisfying ancestor practice. Now I enjoy my growing relationship with Them and talk to them daily. Thank goodness, because how else would I ever get a good parking spot? [Read more...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Pagan Events and Special Needs Children (or Adults)

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If we, as modern pagans, want to be truly inclusive in our public rituals then we need to stop thinking that inclusive means crafting the ideal experience for able-bodied, contemplative adults. We need to start thinking of ourselves as the diverse group that we are. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Pagan Parenting and Divorce

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If the people separating could have agreed on things then the need for separation would not be necessary. But, since it is sometimes necessary, here are some guidelines on how best to work through an unfortunate situation. [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...]

Wyrd Words: Grief and Renewal


Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, here on Agora! AAAAAAND WE’RE BACK! Good gods what a month! It has just been a non stop rush from one chaotic bit of madness to the next! Seriously! We had a bunch of THIS   Followed by one of THESE! And then [Read More...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Midsummer – Honoring Áine and the Other Crowd

Ladybug on Hawthorn leaves / Morgan Daimler

Midsummer is fast approaching and Morgan takes a moment to share with us her family’s traditions and practices. [Read more...]

The Witches Next Door: A Witch in Australia

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Phoenix is in the Land Down Under (cue Men at Work ear worm). She is one of the Reclaiming teachers at this year’s CloudCatcher Witchcamp. The site for witch camp rests in the shadow of the imposing Mount Warning volcanic caldera, or as it would be known to the Bundjalung people, Wollumbin. This is Phoenix’s first trip to Australia and her first adventure out of the US by herself, and that brings up a whole set of fears and apprehensions for our intrepid Pagan Priestess. [Read more...]