Spear of Athena: Books for the Curious and New

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Shifting to a polytheistic theology takes more than just reading a couple of books; it helps to learn about models which have persisted into the modern world, too. So here is Conor’s slightly different list “starter” books: two for historical background and two for just starting to foment a new perspective. [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: Values, Assumptions, and Internal Work

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Why we need to explore our values and assumptions using internal work to unpack what can be stopping us from being present with the experience. [Read more...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Being an Irish Pagan in America

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The Tuatha Dé Danann are firmly rooted in Ireland, in the landscape and in the old myths – but they are also present elsewhere, carried across oceans by those who believe, anchored in new places by the lips that call out their names and the hands that pour out offerings to them. [Read more...]

Seeking the Grail: Filling My Cup – A Creativity Exercise

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You may not consider yourself a poet, but here’s a simple poetry exercise that you can use as a form of personal work, brainstorming, or just to get your creative engine going. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: The Perfect Couple – Ideal or Illusion?

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The Goddess, alone in the universe She had created, felt a need to be companion-ed, mirrored, partnered. So She divided Herself to create that partner, and the God was born…. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Myrtle of Venus & Bacchus’ Vine

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In which Anne shares a bit of American history with us related to the original lyrics to the tune we’ve all come to know as the Star Spangled Banner. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Grief and Renewal

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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...]


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