Heathen Woman: Moving Ahead

Seek Thor in the great oak, Odin in the inner reflection, Freyja in the blooming of the spring flowers, Sif in the joy of a harvest of crops that you’ve grown. It is in mindful and deliberate living that we step out of the history books and create the path that we walk. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 2)

More practical advice from the Havamal: How to Party Like a Viking! Remember, the party’s no fun if you can’t remember enough of it to know where you put your pants! [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Our Own Priests and Priestesses

Even if we are our own priests and priestesses, it serves us to remember that we will still need other priests and priestesses, for community, and for those times when we really can’t do it for ourselves. It’s not about resisting authority, it’s that we all have human needs. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Reassessing Rituals

In addition to trimming back the rituals that have become negative habits, my challenge in the coming months will be to actively seek out new ways to make my life magical. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: A Call from the Old Ones – the Mentoring Tradition in the Craft

I believe that the Old Ones are asking us to be dedicated and to take our Craft seriously. They are asking us to respect those who have formed the footprints in which we tread. I believe that they want their legacy to last and their hard-won skills to benefit others. I urge us all to answer their call. [Read more…]

Pagan Tea Time: Get Face to Face

If we want to build a strong Pagan intellectual culture, we need to know one another more deeply than words on a screen allow. During the month of February, consider speaking with a fellow writer or commenter face to face. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Communities or Movements?

Before Christmas, I wrote that Paganism could perhaps be better understood if we examined it through the lens of culture. Now, a month or so later, I feel that I must retreat a bit from that position, as I fear that my words could be understood as an attempt to silence the voices of faith. [Read more…]

Queer Spirit and the Temple of Witchcraft: An Interview with Steve Kenson

What Pagan group offers bereavement services, legal weddings, a structured five-year training program, Queer Spirit rituals, and disaster relief? Patheos Pagan talks with Steve Kenson, head of the Gemini Ministry of the Temple of Witchcraft in Salem, NH. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Paganism – Indoors or Outside?

Paganism, to our ancestors, did not mean exclusively nature. It meant a blending of human concerns and natural powers: Gods of war and wisdom, of poetry and politics. [Read more…]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Welcome to the Dance

How can we get clean while holding our own spiritual practices intact? We’re going to talk about specific rituals to help with recovery, what deities might support or detract from our resolve (because, dang, some of them really like to party), existing groups for pagans, and prayers that help when we’re digging in our darkness. We’re going to help each other to learn the steps of all the dances that keep us healthy and sane. [Read more…]


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