Gateway Goddess: ‘Helpers’ deeds light candles in darkest times

Buddha

We all have a choice: light a candle, or curse the darkness. I’ll reach for that candle, every time. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Druid Order FAQs

The Last of the Druids

Druidry is nothing like as orderly as many people seem to assume. It’s not even slightly like a church, it’s like a lot of small groups and gatherings with all manner of connections and overlaps between them. And no, you don’t need a beard. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Creating My Change

Mala Beads

When I was reading T. Thorn Coyle’s Make Magic of Your Life, I had an epiphany. A desire had been lurking in the bottom of my heart for years, and last month, I finally listened and took the plunge. I’m going to participate in a yoga teacher certification program. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 2 – The Fiery Water

Eduard Bendeman (1811 - 1889), Two Girls at the Well

The practice of making pilgrimages to holy wells is so ancient it is probably pre-Celtic in origin, but many of the traditional holy wells in the British Isles are now dedicated to St. Brighid. Central to the concept of the healing well is the image of sunlight reflected in water- the power of heaven and the power of the underworld combined in one, Sea and Sky united in the Land. [Read more...]

Why We Are Pagans

Agora - Raphael, School of Athens, detail

Patheos hosted a Blogger Challenge for our contributors to explain their religious choices in 200 words or less! Enjoy the responses from these Pagan Channel authors. [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: Seeking God, Found by Goddess (Why I Am Pagan)

Inanna

When I was a child, I wondered why God had stopped talking to people in the cool of the evening, as we walked together through lovely gardens. Years later, in a guided meditation, I found myself in a beautiful garden. A glowing female form approached and embraced me. Who was She? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Beyond Novicehood

Druidry and the Ancestors

When you start out as a Pagan, it’s not difficult to find reading material. Then comes a point when the books start to feel a bit samey: Yet another rough guide to the Wheel of the Year. Yet another quick list of standard deities. Where are all the mind-expanding secrets? Where’s the long-awaited ancient wisdom? [Read more...]


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