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December 24, 2016
The Agora: 2016 in Review
Let's take a look back at the top ten posts of 2016 as we await...
December 01, 2016
Wyrd Words: Challenging The Rhetoric
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays here on Agora! Recently...
June 12, 2016
Wyrd Words: Orlando, Islam, and Glass Houses
Most of America woke up to some pretty disturbing news this morning. At 2 am....
June 02, 2016
Wyrd Words: Building a Kindred
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, every other week...
July 17, 2015
Adventures in Wortcunning: A Starwood Experience
Drums beating through the days and all along the nights become a tapestry for our...
November 12, 2014
Socially Responsible Magic: The Power and Peril of Positive Thinking, Part 1
The peril of positive thinking is that it can lead to a lack of awareness...
November 04, 2014
Jewish Witch: The American’s Guide to Getting Ebola
Black and brown lives, in the ideology of the West, are simply worth less than...
October 13, 2014
When Grief Becomes Ritual, When Remembering Renews
Last year, I lost a beloved companion. Reclaiming's Spiral Dance ritual, now in its 35th...
October 09, 2014
Queer of Swords: True Names, True Identities
True Names have power. This is an idea that has been debated by philosophers for...
October 02, 2014
Wyrd Words: Viking in the Synagogue
I know a lot of interfaith couples struggle to find that “balance.” Where should the...
September 29, 2014
Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part One)
I’ve been there: standing at a Samhain altar, about to priestess for my community for...
September 24, 2014
Alone In Her Presence: The Goddess Is In The Dirt
For years, I heard the Christian expression to ‘lean on God’ in times of struggle,...
September 18, 2014
Wyrd Words: 1 Year of Wyrd Words!
Wyrd Words has now been running for a solid YEAR, and nobody has put an...
September 12, 2014
The Zen Pagan: Wild Naked Pagans
In other words, we must get wild with our spirituality, untamed and direct. It seems...
August 12, 2014
Jewish Witch: I Have Conversed with the Morrígan about Gaza
Would you take me seriously if I suggested that the Morrígan advocates nonviolence?
August 08, 2014
Heathen Woman: Honoring Our Ancestors
When I moved to a rural homestead, it was with the intent that I would...
July 24, 2014
Wyrd Words: Pagan Ethics and Odin’s Rites of Hospitality
The ancient Norse and Germanic tribes had a strong ethic of Hospitality. The concept encompassed...
July 07, 2014
Seekers and Guides: A Sticky Subject – Teaching Sex Magick (Part One)
Sex magick and sacred sexuality are a traditional part of the Craft, but there are...
June 20, 2014
The Zen Pagan: Festival Paganism as Pilgrimage
It's interesting to think that pilgrimage, travel for religious reasons, seems to predate civilization. The...
June 09, 2014
Seekers and Guides: Changing Consciousness According to Will
As Witches, we tend to learn a lot of valuable skills about changing consciousness in...
May 29, 2014
Wyrd Words: Pagan Relationships – Building a Lasting Community
In a recent article, I mentioned the relatively short lifespan of many of our kindreds,...
April 08, 2014
The Dance of Pagan Recovery: The Season of Sex
Lust is a holy thing and satisfaction is a gift, but Beltane can still be...
April 03, 2014
Wyrd Words: Drawing The Line – Heathens Against White Supremacists
There is a small segment of the modern Heathen community that co-opts our religion for...
March 23, 2014
As Pagans, What Do We Hope to Build?
Much of the current dialogue in the Pagan blogosphere is about carving out ways to...
March 14, 2014
Syncretic Electric: Shores, Oceans, and Orientations
What if we could think of Paganism like the ocean in the above metaphor? What...
March 01, 2014
Pagan Tea Time Month Concludes, but the Conversations Go On
Thanks to everyone who made the effort to meet face to face, whether via videochat...
February 24, 2014
Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Praise the Champion; The Law and When to Break It
Parenting to tolerance is more than raising children who docilely follow the crowd or behave...
February 23, 2014
Pray Naked For Freedom
Stupid is happening out there. Arizona just passed a law that would legalize the kind...
January 23, 2014
Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 2)
More practical advice from the Havamal: How to Party Like a Viking! Remember, the party's...
January 16, 2014
Queer Spirit and the Temple of Witchcraft: An Interview with Steve Kenson
What Pagan group offers bereavement services, legal weddings, a structured five-year training program, Queer Spirit...
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