Overview of the PantheaCon Gender Debate

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The discussion over the “Genetic women only” ritual by Z Budapest at PantheaCon is in full swing across the blogosphere, discussion groups, and in face to face conversations. Although I hesitate jumping into what is clearly an emotional and highly charged discussion, I’m hopeful that these observations may help move the discussion in a more [Read More...]

Role of a Pagan Leader

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As I am nearing the end of my third degree studies, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into what it means to be a High Priest. What the roles and responsibilities that come with assuming this mantle are. The result? A series of questions for leaders to constantly ask themselves. Who do we serve? [Read More...]

Druid Thoughts: In Search of a Feminist Goddess

The Golden Bough by Jeroen van Valkenburg

I should begin by explaining that I am not a Wiccan, but have had close contact with Wiccans and the wider pagan community for more than a decade. Wiccans and those who draw heavily on them for inspiration, still represent the majority of pagans. In my experience, many folk who identify as ‘eclectic’ or ‘on [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Kitchen Witchery

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Dear Jasmine, I am new on my pagan path and I am interested in kitchen witchery or hedge witchery, I feel so overwhelmed by all the information out there that I just do not know where to start. What do you recommend? Sincerely, Dee Dear Dee, I have been a Kitchen Witch in my personal [Read More...]

Leaving a Legacy

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In Paganism honoring the legacy left to you by those who come before you is important. The legacy they impart to you while they are alive and after they pass on is a great one, and one that needs to be treated with honor and humility. As Paganism  grows older and matures we will need [Read More...]

What Was Lost: The Story of Spring

The Rape of Persephone - Rupert Bunny (1913)

I only had a single moment with her father, but it was enough. When I first knew that I was pregnant, I felt such joy at the thought of this small life growing inside of me. I felt her tiny kicks and stirrings. I found myself smiling with each push and stretch. When she was [Read More...]

Making Light: Hellenic Reconstructionism (sensu Judaica)

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In a Pagan context, a Reconstructionist is one who wishes to re-create ancient practices as closely as possible to what they were prior to the rise of the Abrahamic religions. For most Hellenic polytheists, this means the practices of Classical Greece. Hellenics are very fortunate in that there is a mountain of source material from [Read More...]


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