The Rantin’ Raven: I Met Bill Schnoebelen and Lived!

A recent article on the channel goes into considerable detail about the infamous Bill Schnoebelen and his book, “Wicca: Satan’s Little White Lie.” I actually met Bill Schoebelen in person, and learned something few other people know for sure: He’s fully aware that he’s lying. So are the people close to him. Read more

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Mind-Manifesting Morning Glory

I had heard about Morning Glory for years. Whispers and rumors ran throughout the circles of my Pagan and back-to-nature friends that the seeds of this garden plant could take you places … outta this world. Read more

Spear of Athena: Fear, What Storms Teach

I was terrified. I remembered a severe storm from my past, and I thought about the horrendous things that happened in other places to other people. What I was experiencing wasn’t what scared me. What scared me was the thought of what I might experience. Read more

Socially Responsible Magic: The Value of Being your own Teacher and Spiritual Authority

I am self-taught because I couldn’t find the answers I was looking for in the authority of other people or, for that matter, the authority of any type of being. I could only find the answers through my own work and through my willingness to invest authority in myself. Read more

The Busy Witch: Planning a Magical Party

I’ve found that any social gathering, if approached with a magical mindset, can be a beautiful celebration of fun and abundance. Read more

Born Again Witch: The Woman Who Laughs in the Forest

When I lost my faith, I didn’t realize how much of my community I would also lose and how many friends would turn on me. This was a group of misfits, society’s outcasts, broken and rejected, and yet coming together with a vision for a kinder world. It felt right that I was welcomed into their midst. Read more

The Path of She: The Path of the Dark Goddess

Please welcome Karen Clark to the Agora. In her inaugural post, she tells us a little bit about herself and how she came to be writing here on the Patheos Pagan Channel. Read more

The Zen Pagan: Ares and Athena in the #BaltimoreUprising

Our society is too much like Ares and too little like Athena. We are too ready to give in to the easy mindless rage that ends in defeat and humiliation for the aggressor and destruction for their victims, rather than the difficult, judicious, creative–but still valiant and strong–way of wisdom. The problem is not merely political: it reaches to the deep spiritual level of how we see our relation with ourselves and the world. Read more

The Hearth is for Warriors Too

The role of the hearth-tender is a warrior’s role in its own right. A place of respite needs to remain connected to the outside world to know what the people fighting for will need when they return. Read more

Adventures in Wortcunning: Behind the Veil

When I step through the veil, it is a bit like a waking dream. I can fly. But, mostly I stumble around walking into walls, off cliffs, and into oceans. I’m just learning, and this is the way things are in my second favorite place to be online, and where I am planning a new herb garden: the Second Life virtual campus of the Grey School of Wizardry! Read more

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