The Rantin’ Raven: Songs for the Old Religion – Part 1: the Making

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In which Dana recounts the creation of a CD, Songs for the Old Religion. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Of Plantain and Spider Bites

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“Mom, what is this – a spider bite?” Two little punctures punctuated by tiny spots of blood. An inch or so down the arm, there was another pair…. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Life Has a Way of Happening…

Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, every other week here on Agora! Or at least we WOULD be every other week if life had not become a fabulous cacophony of madness! Many of my usual readers have been asking why Wyrd Words hasn’t been posting regularly, and when we [Read More...]

Dandelion Seeds: On the Road Again!

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Rev. Melissa Hill shares four ways to make travel a sacred experience no matter what your destination is or how irritable your children are. Plus check out a map listing various statues of goddesses and gods around the United States! [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Caitlyn Jenner and Still Knowing Goddess

Caitlyn Jenner / Photograph by Annie Leibovitz / Vanity Fair

When Caitlyn Jenner appeared today on the the cover of Vanity Fair, and my first thought was “This too, is Goddess.” [Read more...]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Greetings, Patheos Pagan

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My name’s Morgan. I was the sort of kid who talked to fairies and saw ghosts. [Read more...]

Mysteries of the Grail: Seeker, Shaman, and Sovereign – Part 2

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The quest for the Grail is the process of moving from the knight, or seeker, into the initiate of the mysteries. But initiation is not enough; to become sovereign, we must take what we’ve learned back out to heal the Wasteland, heal not just our selves but our communities, our land, our world. Very often, the quest for the Grail is catalyzed by difficulties and challenges in our own lives. [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: How Scarcity shows up in Internal Work

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An exploration of how scarcity shows up in internal work and how we need to examine our scarcity mindset in order to understand how scarcity is present in peoples’ lives. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: The Magic of Asking

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There’s a courageous magic that manifests when we can give voice to our desires, and you never know what’s possible until you ask. [Read more...]

Born-Again Witch: Will – the Last Leg of Faith

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“Why are you still a Christian?” he asked. “If what you just said was true, I don’t think I could be a Christian anymore.” [Read more...]

The Path of She: Our Sovereign Souls

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To claim and live from our inner sovereignty is a revolutionary act. We step away from a culture determined to control us from the outside-in, and we step into the inside-out imperatives of our soul. Be bold; dare to live on your own terms, shining outward your unique essence and best gifts to a hungry world waiting for your authentic presence. [Read more...]

The Zen Pagan: The Fire Circle – All Kinds Magic Worked Here

Friday Night Fire Circle at FSG 2014. Photo courtesy Vann Godfrey.

In those discussions and debates — and sometimes heated arguments! — I’m come to the conclusion that the Fire Circle at a large Pagan gathering should welcome and invite as many types of magic as possible. Not necessarily all at once (that could be a bit of a muddle) but allowing them to arise and dissipate in their own natural flow. I call this principle “All Kinds Magic Worked Here”. [Read more...]


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