Paganism is not just about beliefs, it’s about stepping outside of the strictures of everyday reality and stepping into full-bodied experiences of the wild, magical world of what else is true and possible. After twenty-plus years of pagan explorations, these are the precious things that I’ve learned. Read more

Polytheism. Atheism. Paganism. The writers at Patheos Pagan get together to discuss the role of deity in Modern Paganism and where we are headed in the future as a community. Read more

All of the polytheists that I know, though by no means does this mean all polytheists ever, affirm that the gods have individual agency. In this article, Conor shares some of the implications of this. Read more

One of the challenges of being a leader is knowing when to let go, and also knowing when to step back and let other people take the reins. Read more

I’ve always been a fan for the works of Joseph Campbell, and it should come as no surprise that I was eager for the opportunity to ready Jody Gentian Bower’s book Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine’s Story. Read more

Annika was going to publish the second part of her coven’s experience at Bethel church today, but she spent the weekend reading and thinking about Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical. His theology and arguments put her back into a Christian mindset and flooded her mind with memories. She decided to postpone the second Bethel piece in favor of some reflections on religion and environmentalism. Read more

Something like Songs for the Old Religion could not happen in today’s Pagan world, because Paganism has changed and we have changed. In 1975 music was something everyone did, everyone shared, everyone wove into the fabric of their lives. Today, music – even Pagan music – is performed by professionals and bought by the rest of us. Read more

Compost happens! Anne shares with us some thoughts about how to minimize its effects and offers a small ceremony to help with the same. Read more

One thing that you learn by studying history is that the gods change. They change because the climate changes, or the people worshiping change, or the people think new thoughts and their gods reflect that. By learning about the Hittite Earth Mother we get a glimpse into something that is very old and didn’t have time to change. Read more

Midsummer is fast approaching and Morgan takes a moment to share with us her family’s traditions and practices. Read more

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