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The Zen Pagan: An Introduction, and a Buddhist Earth Deity

Welcome to The Zen Pagan. “The what Pagan?” some Pagan readers may be wondering; and perhaps “The Zen what?” may be heard from Patheos Buddhist, if this should leak over there. But if prior discussions are any guide some readers are saying “Oh! Yes, that’s it!” [Read more…]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: New Tools, New Ways

Sitting in mindfulness, walking in mindfulness, eating in mindfulness, it all helped me to remember how I could relax my body and calm my mind, sans substances. I was able to meet my anxiety and other emotions, give a polite nod, and know that within and beyond it all, I really, actually am whole and safe and beloved. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Power Is Not Enough

If God was everywhere in everything and in everyone, then this High Priestess was threatening me with my own power, resolve and connection to the Divine. I was very clear that I had my own power, resolve and connection with the Divine, therefore, there could never be a threat presented to me that I couldn’t overcome. [Read more…]

Making Light: Artemis

This is one of the most important stories in the Mythos. For the most part, this is Leto’s story, but I also think of it as Artemis’ story because it’s how She came to be. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: Gods of the Common Places

Let us seek the old gods so that they will not become lost in time and erased by the gods of invention, materialism, politics, and corporate structure. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Faces of Odin – Soldier, Scholar, Skald, and Skeptic

Óðinn, as he is depicted by the Lore, is very complex and multidimensional. To simply label him as a "God of War" is not only an inadequate descriptor, it’s a disservice to the depth of his personality. The Allfather wears many faces, and all of them are important to the Sagas he weaves. [Read more…]

What’s New on Patheos Pagan (May 2014)

New blogs and columns at Patheos Pagan! Thelema, being a witch in the South, recovery resources for Pagans, Wayland, bioregionalism, dual Hindu/witchcraft practice, more. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Taking (and Making) Time

In the three years since I’ve shifted much of my work to focus on my writing, that’s one part of working from home I haven’t done very well with; knowing when to take breaks. The blessing and the curse of working from home is that the work is never far away, which means I can always be productive, but it also means I’ve stopped viewing my home as a place of rest and restoration. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Divine Wisdom, Mortal Filters

When we ask the gods to speak through us and give us their wisdom, how much of what is said is from them, and how much comes from us? And how do we know the difference? Sable Aradia speculates. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Happy Anniversary Patheos!

Sable Aradia looks back at her Patheos Pagan experience in celebration of Patheos’ 5th Year Anniversary. [Read more…]