Adventures in Wortcunning: Behind the Veil

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When I step through the veil, it is a bit like a waking dream. I can fly. But, mostly I stumble around walking into walls, off cliffs, and into oceans. I’m just learning, and this is the way things are in my second favorite place to be online, and where I am planning a new herb garden: the Second Life virtual campus of the Grey School of Wizardry! [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...]

The Busy Witch: Compassion isn’t Sacrifice

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What if we were to re-frame the idea of compassion not as an act of self-sacrifice, but as an act of self? [Read more...]

Born Again Witch: Divorced from all meaning

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In my introductory piece I wrote about the day I lost my Christian faith. I didn’t become a Pagan right away, even though that would have made a great story. A heroine’s quest. I would probably buy that novel, but my life isn’t a novel. Mine is a story of apostasy, of conversion, of empowerment, and of transition, experienced from different angles all at once. [Read more...]

The Zen Pagan: I Don’t Know

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Some teachers have called this “don’t know” the very heart of Zen. There are many layers to it, but one of the most important is its warning against certainty. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Technology, Athena, and Doing it Right

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It always bothers me a little bit when I see Pagans take highly anti-tech stances sometimes even to the point of proudly proclaiming themselves Luddites and accusing all (or most) the evils of society on technology. That just isn’t something I can let slide by. [Read more...]

The Witches Next Door: Beltane Rituals – Beyond the Bang

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What if boinking a beloved (or beloveds) isn’t your idea of celebrating Beltane? What if you don’t associate the arriving Rites of Spring with the the literal act(s) of, ahem, raising the Maypole? [Read more...]


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