The Busy Witch: Accidental Magic

With intention, we can manifest amazing things, but sometimes, we find ourselves manifesting things we never imagined. I’m going to apply my intention to the things that I was already doing without thought: spreading gratitude, tending to myself, and offering joy to those around me. What unintentional acts is it time you made intentional? [Read more…]

Making Light: Hero Worship

In modern Hellenic polytheism, hero worship is part of the whole shebang. The Iliad and the Odyssey both are full of bigger than life characters: Ajax, Hector, Achilles, and Odysseus to name a few. Then there’s Perseus, Theseus, Atalanta, and others. Some people are more into it than others, and I’m one of the ones who isn’t really, except that I have an undying love of Captain America… [Read more…]

Farewell to Mrs. B, and What’s New at Patheos Pagan (May 2013)

This month, we bid a fond farewell to Mrs. B of Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom and welcome three recent additions to Patheos Pagan. [Read more…]

Pagan Interfaith Work through the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy

Guest post from David Dashifen Kees. The Foundation for Religious Diplomacy is an organization dedicated to the respectful exploration of religious differences. Kees has been working with other Pagans as well as with John Morehead to investigate the feasibility of a Pagan chapter, and you can help. [Read more…]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 4 – The Four Treasures

In the fourth of this series on private practices, we’re going to visualize the four Cities of Heaven and the four treasures, with Brighid as the sun of heaven imparting Her power to them all. Unlike the three sisters visualization, this version of Brighid is not in human form. In Her role as a blazing sun above the heavenly cities, She embodies the Brig, the transcendent power of all creation. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Pick and Mix Paganism

I don’t think any religion has the monopoly on truth. I like Druidry; I choose it because it suits how I feel and how I want to work. I do not confuse its being entirely right for me with its being *entirely right.* [Read more…]

Gateway Goddess: Taurus Season – A Celebration of the Sacred Body

It’s May. It’s Taurus season. The season for celebrating the element of Earth in its fullest expression. A season that puts us in touch with that part of our souls that sticks closest to our skin and delights in the physical. In the Reclaiming tradition, it’s called Younger Self. I learned to call it Sticky One. [Read more…]

Naturalistic Traditions: Were early hunter-gatherers naturalistic?

Were early hunter-gatherer peoples naturalistic? It is difficult to tell. They were every bit as intelligent and creative as us, and could have created the first naturalistic traditions. Evidence suggests otherwise, however. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Making Magic Together

For ten years, I was mostly content to “practice” as a solitary. I say “practice” because for most of that time, despite calling myself a Witch and feeling a connection to Goddess, I did very little in the way of spells or rituals. I was constantly haunted by Stockard Channing’s voice from the film Practical Magic reminding me that “You can’t practice witchcraft while you look down your nose at it!” [Read more…]

Making Light: Profession and Occupation

The first thing I think of when asked about a defining moment in my life is the moment I knew that I wanted to study biology. This was one of a series of events that eventually led to my becoming a Pagan Priestess. [Read more…]


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