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Druid Thoughts: Insanity and Spirituality

Insanity has never been purely a measurement of mental health. It is a measurement of deviance from consensus. That consensus is quite capable of being wrong. Survival often means knowing how to appease the majority and being able to explore your own understanding without losing sight of what everyone else ‘knows’. [Read more…]

Making Light: Help me, Joe Campbell, you’re my only hope

Seeing myths as metaphors doesn’t mean I believe the gods are just characters in a story. They are my gods. I speak to them, I feel their presence, I know from experience that they are Real. They are not real to me like Samwise Gamgee is real. They are real to me like my cat is real, but they often speak to us in metaphor and story. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: A Balm for a Pagan Plague – High Priestess’ Disease (Part 1)

In a two-part series in “Seekers and Guides” at Agora, Sable Aradia discusses a Pagan plague: High Priestess’ Disease. This week: symptoms and causes. [Read more…]

Gateway Goddess: Summer Samhain Feels Both Wrong and Right

Memorial Day is a kind of summer Samhain, and it can feel so odd in the Pagan context. And yet, in another way, it perfectly fits with my new traditions, all of which emphasize the importance of maintaining connection with ancestors. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: The Ethics of Divination

The future is not cast in stone. Just looking at it can change it. Thinking about it changes it, and as we imagine the future we reinvent our own possibilities. Thus it is really important to be clear that all you can divine is potential. [Read more…]

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…]


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