The Busy Witch: Making Time for Magic

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As Pagans, we’re at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to making time to worship. Most of us don’t have any routine structures of worship in place. While this can be frustrating, it also allows us a lot of freedom. We can craft a devotional schedule that suits our lives and our own individualized practice. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: What Is Brigidine Paganism?

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Brighid is one of the most beloved and widely-venerated deities in the entire world, and the worship or veneration of Brighid in one of Her many forms seems to cross all boundaries of culture, language and religious tradition. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Innate Paganism

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If you’re like me, you get to the cold, dark, damp days and think, ‘Bloody hell, I could use cheering up.’ Innate Paganism is the simple idea that most human beings respond to the environment in similar ways. [Read more...]

Making Light: Happy Hyperborea!

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If Hallmark made cards for Hyperborea, I might consider sending out holiday cards at midwinter. I want cheesy television specials about Apollo at the North Pole. I want an inflatable baby Dionysos to put in the front lawn. I want a three-month sale on wine and movies, and I want chocolates shaped like bunches of grapes. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things January

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For places in the northern hemisphere with four seasons, winter has taken hold and the claws of cold grip the land. This month, we remember the Big Bang, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Chief Seattle. [Read more...]

What’s New at Patheos Pagan (Dec. 2012)

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New Pagan blogs, a new Pagan ebook from Patheos Press, calls for contributors, Patheos Pagan at PantheaCon, and more! [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: The Difficult Teachers

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When I look back at the Druids who most influenced my spiritual development, I have to acknowledge a tricky thing: the difficult teachers had the most impact. [Read more...]


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