Druid Thoughts: Pagan Tea Time

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Slowed down, face to face, real time with no agenda, communications between people are a good thing. If you don’t have any Pagans, have a cup of tea with someone. Maybe in person. Talk about stuff. It’s revolutionary and also incredibly retro, and strangely like having a real life! [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Reviewing DREAMWORK FOR THE INITIATE’S PATH by Shauna Aura Knight

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I’ve never really considered doing any dreamwork before, so I was eager to read Shauna Aura Knight’s newest book. Weaving together personal experiences, dream psychology, and Joseph Campell’s mythic hero’s journey, Knight creates an easy-to-read book about the power of dreaming. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: An Elemental Journey

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Most Craft teachers agree that learning about the four elements in a basic part of Craft education. Sable Aradia shares some teaching suggestions and helpful diagrams. [Read more...]

Goddess Spells for Busy Girls (Review)

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GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS is an accessible, warm and lighthearted book introducing a young adult reader to the magic of world Goddesses. The book inspires the reader to find out more about the world’s Goddesses and encourages girls to be strong, creative and empowered individuals who see themselves mirrored in the many faces of the divine. [Read more...]

Pagan Tea Time Month Concludes, but the Conversations Go On

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Thanks to everyone who made the effort to meet face to face, whether via videochat or in person, during the month of February! I’m happy to say there were so many Pagan Tea Time reports that I wasn’t able to follow them all. Here are a few highlights, however — please feel free to add any I missed in the comments! [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: Why I Am a Polytheist

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It baffles me to see people come to Paganism, willfully decide to embrace all the pain and hardships that being a member of a minority faith entails, and yet stop short before they are able to really, truly, reap the benefits. Our work is not over just because we converted to Paganism. In fact, I reckon that it has only just begun. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: Were the ancient Skeptics naturalistic?

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Thus far in this series, we’ve found the world’s first Naturalistic Pagans in the Greek Ionians, Atomists, and Epicureans, with potentially-naturalistic cousins in the Cynics and Stoics, and a generally conducive atmosphere among the Greek populace. Now we come to a tradition with strong naturalistic leanings: the ancient Skeptics. Examining this complex tradition reveals another potentially naturalistic tradition, and teaches us something important about the definition of naturalism. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Doing It on the Daily

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Whatever we’re doing, wherever we are in our recovery/discovery/uncovery process, we can be supported by some form of consistent daily practice. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Praise the Champion; The Law and When to Break It

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Parenting to tolerance is more than raising children who docilely follow the crowd or behave in ways that society finds acceptable. Tolerance requires warriors of justice who confront the unjust and change lives. [Read more...]

Pray Naked For Freedom

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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

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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”

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


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