Druid Thoughts: Of Sex and Druids

William Blake - Adam and Eve

Before I start, let me point out this post is not going to be X-rated. Relationship is at the heart of Druidry. Now, aside from relationship with land, ancestors, spirit and all the other esoteric options out there, this also means we have every encouragement to think about relationships with each other. Generally speaking, paganism [Read More...]

We All Weather These Storms: Pagan Hurricane Relief

T. Thorn Coyle

.“There is Magic in helping others that creates a ripple effect. Each act of service creating ever wider circles of acts of service and compassion. One small act each day is all it takes to change our world.” – Peter Dybing We all weather these storms. Right now, Peter Dybing is helping to move trees [Read More...]

The Worship of Strange Gods

From Grandiloquent Word of the Day

Humanity is capable of many great things.  One of the  things that I place on that list is the ability of humanity to believe.  It is upon our beliefs that we build the foundations of our everyday existence. From the small to the grandiose, everything we do is affected by the simple, constant fact that we believe. Everything we interact [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things November

Halloween Couple, by Cobalt123

What can a naturalist celebrate in November? This post is part of Naturalistic Traditions, a column exploring naturalism in Pagan ways.  This column will cover seasonal celebrations, historical and contemporary movements, and ritual practices. Natural Cycles For places in the northern hemisphere with four seasons, autumn is giving way to the coming winter.  The last [Read More...]

Reclaiming Halloween’s Religious Roots

Hypatia

My contribution to the religion blog at CNN.com: Reclaiming Halloween’s Religious Roots Happy Samhain, everyone! [Read more...]

Samhain: Blessed Be All Souls

pumpkins

This week many Pagans celebrate Samhain, popularly known as Hallowe’en. It is the ancient, and modern, festival of the dead, of remembering and honouring those who have gone before us. In pre-Roman times, there is evidence that the ‘Celtic’ peoples of the British Isles would leave doors and windows open to invite the spirits of [Read More...]

State of the Pagan Channel address

agora-hypatia

Patheos Pagan readers and bloggers, I am delighted to be serving you all as the new Managing Editor of the Pagan Channel. Patheos provides an important space for interfaith dialogue between Pagans and other religious practitioners, as well as among our own community. I look forward to great conversations about the role of Paganism in the twenty-first [Read More...]


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