The Busy Witch: DIY with Brigid

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Brigid was one of the first goddesses I discovered, and although I do not frequently work with her, she’s always on my mind at this time of year. She’s a poet and a craftswoman, but despite her fiery attributes, she’s a fairly mellow Goddess. What does this Celtic Goddess of smith-crafts and writers have to do with a DIY project? [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: When the Master is Ready, the Student Shall Appear

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Because we have no firm standards of training for Witches and Pagans, many of us struggle with the issue of becoming a teacher. How do we know that we are ready? [Read more...]

The Road From Hate To Understanding

Aliyah Bat Stam

A deity hurt me, and I couldn’t stop talking about it. Little did I realize that my negative talk was drawing him toward me every day. I realized that at some point, I had to stop leaving my former religion, or I’d be stuck there forever. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: The Mysticism of Devotion, Part 2

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In the ancient Celtic world, there were people with names such as Giolla Bride (“Servant of Brighid”), Mog Nuadat (“Slave of Nuada”), and so forth. We can’t really say exactly what these names meant to the ancient Celts, but we can get a glimpse of different types of devotional relationship that are possible for any worshiper. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: The Influence of Story

The Storyteller, by Eddi Van W.

A modern fairy tale: Once upon a time there was a person who everyone had previously thought wasn’t clever or talented or important in any way. That person got onto a TV program. Everyone fell in love with them and voted for them, and so they became rich and famous and lived happily ever after. [Read more...]

Mourning Deena Butta, Priestess of the Fellowship of Isis

Patheos Pagan mourns the death of Deena Butta, priestess of the Fellowship of Isis in Chicago. [Read more...]

What’s New at Patheos Pagan (Imbolc 2013)

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January has been a busy month for recruiting here at Patheos Pagan. Announcing three new blogs, a new channel column, and three new Agora contributors. [Read more...]


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