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Seekers and Guides: Wicca and the Lotus-Eaters – Reaching the New Generation of Witches

Is modern Witchcraft on the decline? Or has it merely changed form? The new generation of Witches has different issues from previous generations, and different needs. Sable Aradia offers some observations about the differences, and suggests ways to bridge the gap. [Read more…]

Remembering Nelson Mandela: A Reflection by Selena Fox

Let us remember Nelson Mandela and celebrate his life, legacy, and good works which have inspired so many of us. May we take inspiration in carrying on the quest for interfaith understanding and collaboration for freedom, justice, reconciliation, equality, and world peace. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: A Reflection on Mythology

Each of us will come away from mythology with our understandings, and each of us will deploy that mythology in a way that suits us. However, it is important for us to make the effort to allow mythology to speak first to us, before we drown out its unique voice with our own. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Plastic Pagan Gurus

On the surface, Plastic Pagan Gurus are convincing. They appear to be everything we want Pagan leaders to be, and they play to those desires. It can take a long time to realise that you’re being sold a pile of nothing wrapped in PR. [Read more…]

Naturalistic Traditions: Were the Classical Greeks naturalistic?

Last time, we discovered the world’s oldest Naturalistic Pagans* in the Ionian philosophers of ancient Greece. Yet, they comprised no more than a handful of intellectuals in a world full of theists. What was the effect of naturalism on the rest of Greece as it developed in the Classical period? Did it spread through the culture or remain isolated? [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Season of Giving?

How can Family Coven virtues be expressed during this season of giving? Lydia MN Crabtree examines how a Family Coven walks its talk. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: Walking With Odin

My own path is dedicated to taking my commitment and what I’ve learned as far as I’m able, in the hopes that when I stand before the counsel one day at the end of my life, Odin will have seen enough to let him know that I kept my oath to him and to the values that my faith holds sacred. Sometimes we dance, sometimes we walk, sometimes I argue — but Odin is with me and I with him. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Tea Party Paganism

Let me reassure you that you did NOT misread that title! There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We control the horizontal. We control the vertical. Tea Party Pagans. They apparently exist. C’mon, you know you want to read more! [Read more…]

Gratitude Series on Patheos Pagan (Nov 2013)

Who or what makes us grateful for the Pagan movement? Patheos Pagan writers respond from the heart. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Gratitude, the Ocean, and Me

I am thankful not only for the ocean, but for the lessons she offers: change is inevitable, life is fluid, and beauty and strength are not mutually exclusive. [Read more…]


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