The Busy Witch: Refilling the Well

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For me, creativity helps keep me sane, as does yoga and time spent outdoors. As the winter releases us and we shift into the warmer months, here are some ideas to help you make the transition with ease while honoring your creative spark. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Learning the Language – The Purpose of Symbology in the Craft

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Why memorize magickal symbolism when you can Google? Sable Aradia explains how learning the language of the occult makes your magick more effective, and why. [Read more...]

The Fish Rots from the Head Down: Squid Eye and Sexual Exploitation

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Crystal Blanton’s words resonated with me: “We as pagans excel at attacking the micro issues and fail at attacking the macro issue, the systems that enable the micro issues to exist.” Squid Eye demands a look at the macro issues around sexual misconduct and paganism. Here are some guidelines that the pagan community might want to consider. [Read more...]

Making Light: Demeter

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With Demeter, my practice is about as simple and ordinary as it gets. I don’t do any complicated rites and I don’t have a lot of high-falutin’ prayers; I just do some gardening and show some gratitude. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Values and Virtues

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Guilt does for the soul what pain does for the body: it lets us know that there is a problem that needs to be tended to. But there is such a thing as false guilt. When we are using old beliefs from old systems to judge ourselves, then the measuring stick becomes a club to beat ourselves with. When we know what we value today, we can disarm the false signal and become that much stronger in our resolve to act honorably. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Gentle Bigotry & Freedom FROM Religion

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We all must combat our own unspoken, gentle racism. When you speak, make sure your motive is to bring awareness and growth, not to hurt or shame. When the motivation behind what you say is clear, then you can move forward. The energy of your soul will be aligned with the energy coming from your mouth, and the effects will be magnified beyond your imagination. [Read more...]

As Pagans, What Do We Hope to Build?

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Much of the current dialogue in the Pagan blogosphere is about carving out ways to explain and justify our personal experiences and beliefs in relation to other traditions, but without a clear vision of the place our own traditions and experiences might have in an ideal world. What does your Paganism look like in 50 years? [Read more...]


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