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...]

Syncretic Electric: Shores, Oceans, and Orientations

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What if we could think of Paganism like the ocean in the above metaphor? What if Paganism was not a object, but an orientation? Maybe if we could conceive of Paganism as a way of being in the world, as a way of understanding our spirituality and our relationships, then we could think of ourselves as simply Pagan. [Read more...]

Pagan Tea Time Month Concludes, but the Conversations Go On

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Thanks to everyone who made the effort to meet face to face, whether via videochat or in person, during the month of February! I’m happy to say there were so many Pagan Tea Time reports that I wasn’t able to follow them all. Here are a few highlights, however — please feel free to add any I missed in the comments! [Read more...]

Pray Naked For Freedom

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Stupid is happening out there. Arizona just passed a law that would legalize the kind of Jim Crow discrimination which was the subject of many a famous protest a few decades ago, “on religious grounds.” The intent is to allow businesses to refuse to serve gay people and not be sued for it, but the scope is far more wide-reaching than that. If those laws pass, I suggest that people gather from far and near on the next full moon at the state capital, cast circle, and take off their clothes. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 2)

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More practical advice from the Havamal: How to Party Like a Viking! Remember, the party’s no fun if you can’t remember enough of it to know where you put your pants! [Read more...]