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Heathen Woman: A Season for Living

Without the reality of hard lessons, we would not be able to appreciate the wisdom needed to walk a spiritual path. In other words, there must be winter; there cannot always be flowers and warmth. The rune of the Elder Futhark known as “Ing” personifies this very concept. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Pagans: IN SPAAACE!!!

Given the environment that the Pagans of 2064 will be working with, I predict that those of us who want to build Pagan institutions will develop a type of “grove culture,” small communities or apartment complexes that support urban gardens and artisan crafts. Some of these may be tradition-specific, others might be more eclectic, but those will likely be the common elements between “groves”. These are two popular trends within our current community which could become valuable commodities within the next 50 years, and these groves could allow for both community and financial security. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: What Do We Hope to Build?

I wonder how many of us will find our Paganism is robust enough to survive the devastating future human stupidity is likely to create. How many of us will be able to walk our talk when our lives depend much more on our choices? Will we manage to be true to our values in crisis, or is it going to get decidedly Lord of the Flies out there? Or can we do enough, now, to avert ecological disaster? [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Scents and Stress-ability

I’ve been struggling with a lot of stressors recently. It seems that my usual routine isn’t cutting it to keep me breathing and calm, so I’ve started shaking up my personal practices to help me find my center, starting with aromatherapy and Reiki. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: The Witches’ Pyramid

Sable Aradia discusses how to apply the Witches’ Pyramid as a tool for learning and teaching. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Shores, Oceans, and Orientations

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…]

Making Light: Zeus

If ever there was a strong masculine father figure, he’s it. If you’re a Pagan who is coming to a Paganism via the goddess movement or converting from a faith or practice that is strongly patriarchical with a desire to seek the divine feminine, Zeus is not your go-to god. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Druid Women and Leadership

It is part of our work to go out into the world, challenge the stereotypes and assumptions, and bring the divine feminine — and respect for the feminine — back into balance with how we treat all things male. [Read more…]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World, by Crystal Blanton (Review)

Crystal Blanton is a counselor, a High Priestess, and an activist at the front lines of social justice issues. This makes her uniquely qualified to write a book about the quest for spiritual meaning through our most difficult life events. Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World is that book. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Current Events, Electronics, Tolerance and Your Children

The kitchen table is the most powerful magical tool a Family Coven has. Use it to have conversations about important issues, and refuse to let electronic media exploit your child. [Read more…]


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