Seekers and Guides: Wicca Has No Gurus, Only Teachers

We often expect our spiritual teachers to be perfect. Sable Aradia explains that teachers of the Craft usually aren’t, and why this is a good thing. [Read more…]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: The Season of Sex

Lust is a holy thing and satisfaction is a gift, but Beltane can still be tricky for those in recovery. How do those of us who learned to dance and kiss and make love while under the influence navigate the powerful energies of the season? [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Good Parents = Good Kids?

I have had to accept that my expectations of my son are setting up resentment in our relationship. The more I release what I expect of him, the more likely our relationship is to strengthen and my child will develop into my greatest hope for him: a healthy, loved, mentally and emotionally secure person who can easily provide for himself and any family of any type he chooses to create. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: We Are Our Deeds

“We are our deeds.” How many times have you seen those words passed around in heathen circles? They are a reminder to be mindful of where we put our time and energy. Heathens talk a lot about honor, character, and wisdom and recognizing that we are, in fact, what we commit ourselves to. Those commitments are a direct reflection of how well we respect ourselves. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Drawing The Line – Heathens Against White Supremacists

There is a small segment of the modern Heathen community that co-opts our religion for racist purposes. I refuse to allow them to abuse and dishonor our faith, our community, and our gods. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: What Makes a Family?

The ideal is a family or tribe held together by bonds of love, respect and mutual support. When fear of not having a place to belong is greater than anything else (and it so often is), what will we tolerate in order to have membership? What will we sacrifice? [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Refilling the Well

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

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

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

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…]