Farewell to Mrs. B, and What’s New at Patheos Pagan (May 2013)

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This month, we bid a fond farewell to Mrs. B of Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom and welcome three recent additions to Patheos Pagan. [Read more...]

Pagan Interfaith Work through the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy

David Dashifen Kees

Guest post from David Dashifen Kees. The Foundation for Religious Diplomacy is an organization dedicated to the respectful exploration of religious differences. Kees has been working with other Pagans as well as with John Morehead to investigate the feasibility of a Pagan chapter, and you can help. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 4 – The Four Treasures

Castle in the sky. Based on Neuschwanstein castle. Image by Courtney Rhodes via Wikimedia Commons. (CC BY 2.0)

In the fourth of this series on private practices, we’re going to visualize the four Cities of Heaven and the four treasures, with Brighid as the sun of heaven imparting Her power to them all. Unlike the three sisters visualization, this version of Brighid is not in human form. In Her role as a blazing sun above the heavenly cities, She embodies the Brig, the transcendent power of all creation. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Pick and Mix Paganism

Nimue Brown

I don’t think any religion has the monopoly on truth. I like Druidry; I choose it because it suits how I feel and how I want to work. I do not confuse its being entirely right for me with its being *entirely right.* [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: Taurus Season – A Celebration of the Sacred Body

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It’s May. It’s Taurus season. The season for celebrating the element of Earth in its fullest expression. A season that puts us in touch with that part of our souls that sticks closest to our skin and delights in the physical. In the Reclaiming tradition, it’s called Younger Self. I learned to call it Sticky One. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: Were early hunter-gatherers naturalistic?

Ancient rock paintings in Sahara Desert, Tadrart, Algeria by Pichugin Dmitry. Image via Shutterstock.

Were early hunter-gatherer peoples naturalistic? It is difficult to tell. They were every bit as intelligent and creative as us, and could have created the first naturalistic traditions. Evidence suggests otherwise, however. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Making Magic Together

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For ten years, I was mostly content to “practice” as a solitary. I say “practice” because for most of that time, despite calling myself a Witch and feeling a connection to Goddess, I did very little in the way of spells or rituals. I was constantly haunted by Stockard Channing’s voice from the film Practical Magic reminding me that “You can’t practice witchcraft while you look down your nose at it!” [Read more...]


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