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...]

Setting the Table: The Importance of Deity in Ritual

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A little over a week ago I led my first public ritual in California, and received at lot of positive feedback from people I like and respect in my community.  Most of the comments that I got ended up being about the energy present at the ritual (strong and good), and the recitations of the Charge of the Goddess [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Family Friendly Gatherings

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Dear Jasmine, I help run a local pagan group and we are wanting to make our events more child friendly. What can we do to as a group to be more welcoming to families. How many family friendly events verses the adults only events should be held a year? What about 12-17 year old age [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Ritual Robes

Example of a Golden Dawn robe.

Dear Jasmine, I am new to paganism and I am just starting on my path. I am starting to meet up with other pagans in my area and socialize. I am wanting to make my own ritual robe, but I am so confused about what to make, how to make it and what is best [Read More...]

The Confusion of Imbolc

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I’ve always found Imbolc to be a rather confusing holiday from a theological perspective.  Most sabbats have a pretty clear meaning, and that meaning is consistent no matter where you live.  Beltane is a fertility rite, Lammas is about the harvest, Samhain is about death, etc etc.  Of course you’ll always find people who want [Read More...]


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