Naturalistic Traditions: Were the Cynics and Stoics naturalistic?

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“Live according to nature.” This was the motto of not one but two ancient Greek traditions: the Cynics and Stoics. Were these traditions naturalistic? After exploring their philosophies and concepts of nature, we’ll have a look at their religious practices to see if they can rightly be counted as ancient Naturalistic Pagans. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Strength in Diversity

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Go back ten years or more, and there was a lot of pressure within the Pagan community to present a united front. We weren’t many, and we needed a coherent narrative that people could grasp and be persuaded by. These generalisations built us a place to stand and helped us establish a space for Paganism in this world. [Read more...]

The Best of the Equinox, Vol 3: Sex Magick

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Part of the duty of anyone receiving the secret of sex magick is to “make sure as many worthy individuals as possible discover the secret by discerning it themselves.” Thus Crowley, like so many writers of his era, is bound to two diametrically opposed masters: secrecy and evangelism. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Words Have Power

Lydia M.N. Crabtree

As witches, neo-pagans, spiritualists, heathens, druids or simply people who believe that we are affected by the unseen as well as the seen, we know words have power. How do we talk to our children about the power of words to perpetuate prejudice? [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Moving Ahead

Heather O'Brien

Seek Thor in the great oak, Odin in the inner reflection, Freyja in the blooming of the spring flowers, Sif in the joy of a harvest of crops that you’ve grown. It is in mindful and deliberate living that we step out of the history books and create the path that we walk. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 2)

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More practical advice from the Havamal: How to Party Like a Viking! Remember, the party’s no fun if you can’t remember enough of it to know where you put your pants! [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Our Own Priests and Priestesses

Nimue Brown

Even if we are our own priests and priestesses, it serves us to remember that we will still need other priests and priestesses, for community, and for those times when we really can’t do it for ourselves. It’s not about resisting authority, it’s that we all have human needs. [Read more...]


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