Heathen Woman: Reclaiming Our Confidence

Heather O'Brien

How do we regain and build confidence if it’s previously been lost? Like every journey, it begins with a single step. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Civil Religion Isn’t What It Used To Be


Civil religion has the potential to be a great force for motivation and unity. Unfortunately, civil religion as it has come to be practiced in America is a tool of partisan politics. [Read more...]

Anne Newkirk Niven: A Conversation on Pagan Publishing and the Future of Our Movement

Anne Newkirk Niven

Anne Newkirk Niven, publisher of Witches&Pagans magazine and the PaganSquare website, chats with Patheos Pagan about Pagan publishing, columnist Teo Bishop’s controversial announcement about his return to Christianity, and the future of the Pagan movement. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Seeking Abundance


Remember: it’s not just about tangible wealth. Abundance is more, well, abundant than that. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Importance of Remembrance


As Pagans, it is especially important that we remember the powerful and terrible experience of war, and that we honor our beloved dead. A special article for November 11th (Remembrance Day or Veteran’s Day). [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: We Need to be Challenged, or Why I am Thankful

Julian Betkowski

There are moments when Pagan dialogue becomes so concerned with acceptance and diversity that we lose track of the subject of our discussions and stop saying anything at all. Sometimes, I think we could do with a little less nicety. Sometimes, I think, we need to say no. So, that is why I am thankful for Galina Krasskova. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 7 – The Devotional Moods

Anne-François-Louis Janmot (1814–1892), Poème de l'âme ~ 7 - Le Mauvaus Sentier (The Bad Path)

In an earlier series of columns on “The Mysticism of Devotion,” we explored the devotional moods of Child, Friend, Strength, Champion, Hound, Servant, Spouse and Parent in relation to the love of the goddess Brighid. Now we will explore the cultivation of these devotional moods through visualization. [Read more...]