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Pray Naked For Freedom

Stupid is happening out there. Arizona just passed a law that would legalize the kind of Jim Crow discrimination which was the subject of many a famous protest a few decades ago, “on religious grounds.” The intent is to allow businesses to refuse to serve gay people and not be sued for it, but the scope is far more wide-reaching than that. If those laws pass, I suggest that people gather from far and near on the next full moon at the state capital, cast circle, and take off their clothes. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: Finding Our Voices

Opinions with an air of expertise can lead a person to feel that their own input isn’t valued or heard. However, fresh takes on otherwise repeated debates can not only increase our critical thinking related to heathenry, but they can keep our minds open to receiving new insights and lessons. If we allow our voices to be quashed before we even speak, then we do a disservice to ourselves and our community. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Pointless Arguments (Part 2) – “Defining Paganism”

We don’t need an all-inclusive definition of Paganism, because we don’t need to speak for everybody. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: As Without, So Within

My impulse is to tell you that I treat my body like a temple 24/7, but then I’d be lying. I’ve gotten much better at tuning into the needs of my body recently, in part due to the intensive yoga teacher training I completed last summer, but I’m not always as aware of my body as I could be. I’ve been making strides to change that this month, trying to match my magical housekeeping within my shell as well as my outer surroundings. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Johnny’s Mnemonics

Do you struggle with remembering things? Sable Aradia explains mnemonics, techniques designed to enhance and aid your memory, and explains how to use them in studying the Craft. [Read more…]

Making Light: Dionysos

The Theoi are complex, and Dionysos is much more than the “party god” he has a reputation of being. He is certainly present during revelry, but his presence extends much farther than simple drunken enjoyment. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Writing in the Pagan Tribe

I’ve had the pleasure recently of being involved in a community writing protect. I’m excited by the way in which this breaks down the authority of the lone author and distributes ideas and responsibility across a wider section of the community. [Read more…]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Feeling the Feelings

Naked in our rites means being willing to be as we truly are: broken and beautiful and messed up and wise. First, willing to see ourselves, we become willing to let others see us. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Barbara Walters, Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen

Crabtree discusses the recent public letter written by Dylan Farrow regarding Woody Allen’s alleged abuse of her as a child and the support Allen has received by many, including Barbara Walters. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: The Reality of Odin

In addition to being a war chief and considered king, Odin was also a leader, the harnesser of runes, a spiritual guide, and a traveler. Visualizing Odin as a multi-layered deity is the first step in forming a deeper connection to him. [Read more…]