Does History Prove Polygamy or Polyamory Is Bad?

Slate.com’s Libby Copeland claims that history proves plural marriage is harmful to society: As marriage historian Stephanie Coontz has pointed out, polygyny is less about sex than it is about power. Rich old guys with lots of wives win twice: They have more women to bear them babies and do household work, and they also [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Fire Grounding

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Dear Jasmine, I am very connected to the element of fire in all aspects of my life. I have trouble though at times grounding and I have never really felt a connection to Earth to use it to properly ground. What is the best way for me to ground? Can I find a way to [Read More...]

A State of Exclusion: Religious Demagoguery and the State of the Union Address

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Mentions of the Christian God have been used in one form or another in nearly every State of the Union Address. Most of our Presidents have kept religious demagoguery relatively low, usually asking for a blessing of some kind in their closing statement, or declaring America to be blessed or chosen in some degree. In [Read More...]

The Future of Pagan Leadership

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***Disclaimer: I would like to state that this is entirely my opinion and doesn’t reflect the opinions of anyone else. I am not referring to anyone but wish to have an open and honest discourse about the subject. Please let me know why you agree or disagree with me civilly! I would sincerely  love to [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things February

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Welcome to the first post of Naturalistic Traditions, a new column exploring naturalism in Pagan ways.  This column will cover seasonal celebrations, historical and contemporary movements, and ritual practices. Natural cycles February 4th is a Cross-quarter.  That is, it is the midpoint between the previous solstice and the upcoming equinox.  As such, it is one [Read More...]

Politicians Confused About What Makes A Minority

The Wild Hunt reports that Rep. Tim Scott seems to think Christians are a minority in the US: If Rep. Scott were clear-eyed on the issue of religion he’d see which religious groups were truly struggling in his state. He’d see a Wiccan ostracized and harassed when she objected to sectarian government prayer (and later held [Read More...]

Oral Roberts’ Grandson is a GLBTQI Activist

That guy on the streetcorner cooking stew and hanging out with his boyfriend isn’t homeless: he’s the performance art activist grandson of famous (or infamous) televangelist Oral Roberts: It’s a vaguely subversive idea—the antithesis of the “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it” ethos, a strategic divorcing of homosexuality from sexuality, a tent-revival effort [Read More...]


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