Seeking the Grail: Beneath the Surface of Faith

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In my own path of spiritual seeking, I frequently reflect on my religion, my spirituality. I think about the mysteries beneath the surface of the world, and about the things that I don’t know…that I can’t know…but that doesn’t stop me from wondering. And I occasionally wonder what drew me to this particular spiritual path in the first place. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: Celebrating Wildness – a Book Review

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Celebrating Wildness is a unique, exquisite, and profound book. It created in me a sort of homesickness, a wistfulness for the idealist I was – we all were – back when we and the world and the Magic were all young and fresh. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: A Starwood Experience

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Drums beating through the days and all along the nights become a tapestry for our dreams. Along its weaving framework of syncopated sound and silence I connected with the Devas of the 600-acre campground called Wisteria, as I slept. Here, I strolled a new and common Slumberland with these nature spirits and the assembled members of our human tribe. Our presence, I sense was most welcome on that etheric plane as we, mud-babies all, danced and deepened our connections with spirit, soul and self. [Read more...]

Juggling Babies

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I love the old legends, and find inspiration in the stories of the gods. However, it’s the VALUES of Heathenry that really mean the most in my every day life. My marriage functions because those are values my wife and I share, if for entirely different reasons. [Read more...]

Dandelion Seeds: Polytheism and Polyamory are a Natural Combination

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A poly perspective on religion and life leads to greater compassion and the sacredness of relationships. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: The Magic of Giving

Goddess Spells for Busy Girls, by Jenn McConnell

Giving your talents, your time, your money, whatever it is that you value and want to share, is a great way to express gratitude to the universe and to keep the cycle of abundance flowing, rather than allowing it to stagnate. [Read more...]

Born Again Witch: Witches at a Pentecostal Church – Sensing the Energy

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This is the second part of a three part series on what happened when my coven visited a “spirit-filled” Christian church. In the first part I wrote about what prompted us to visit the church and together with Autumn, who has no background in Christianity, we shared our initial reactions. In this second part Autumn and I compare notes on our experience, how we sensed and saw the flow of energy. We also look at how we both understood the sermon, and how together we were able to make sense of our experiences. [Read more...]

The Path of She: Wake to Goodness, Wake to Goddess

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Though the Goddess as the feminine face of Divinity is foreign to our modern, encultured sensibilities, we can rediscover Her life-nurturing presence through the simple exercise of witnessing ours and others’ best impulses and actions. When we wake to goodness, we wake to Goddess. [Read more...]

Personal Gnosis: A Conversation

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Personal Gnosis. Polytheism. Paganism. The writers at Patheos Pagan get together to discuss personal gnosis and campfire consensus. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Books for the Curious and New

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Shifting to a polytheistic theology takes more than just reading a couple of books; it helps to learn about models which have persisted into the modern world, too. So here is Conor’s slightly different list “starter” books: two for historical background and two for just starting to foment a new perspective. [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: Values, Assumptions, and Internal Work

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Why we need to explore our values and assumptions using internal work to unpack what can be stopping us from being present with the experience. [Read more...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Being an Irish Pagan in America

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The Tuatha Dé Danann are firmly rooted in Ireland, in the landscape and in the old myths – but they are also present elsewhere, carried across oceans by those who believe, anchored in new places by the lips that call out their names and the hands that pour out offerings to them. [Read more...]


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