Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Consistency and Family Coven

Lydia M.N. Crabtree

Consistency in Paganism isn’t created by passing the plate and creating an infrastructure of people paid to get things done. It is reliant upon the consistency of those who want to worship. For consistency, we must press through our own mental road blocks and help others find a way to do the same. [Read more...]

Making Light: Blessed by Less by Susan Vogt (Review)

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All in all, I enjoyed this book and feel a renewed commitment to clearing out the physical, emotional, and spiritual clutter. As Vogt describes, “The spiritual paradox is that the less tightly I cling to my stuff, my way, and my concerns, the happier and more blessed I feel. Once I have enough, less is more.” [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Christio-Pagans

Celtic cross at dawn in Knock, Ireland (at the bus stop to Westport) 28/07/2005 by Sebd

Whatever you do in response to Christio-Pagans, please, don’t fear and resent them because they are different. Don’t feel threatened by their unfamiliarity. Don’t let prejudice and assumption lead you; meet them as individuals. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: Looking at our History (Part 3) – Religious Expression in the U.S.A.

New England Scenery, 1851

American Paganism, I assert, expresses the generic religious trend of opposition and difference in a particularly bold way. The average American Pagan is free both of overarching authority and of rigorous dogma. The prevalence of eclecticism in American Paganism further demonstrates the freedom of religious expressions available. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: What Do Gods Look Like?

The Assembly of the Gods, Jacopo Zucchi (1541–1590)

Most of our representations of deity seem to look suspiciously like us. The Bible has that line about us being made in God’s image, but I think really it’s the other way round – we make Gods in our image. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Is There Really a Devil?

Lynx Chasing Rabbit

I think the Devil is a way of putting outside of us all the things we don’t want to admit are part of being human. We kill and torture, rape and abuse. Once we admit that evil wears human faces, then we stand a better chance of dealing with it and not becoming a manifestation of it ourselves. [Read more...]

Pagan vs. Christian: The Right and Wrong Ways to Go About It

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Grand Rapids (MI) Pagan Pride Day is a wonderful event, and I used to speak there on a yearly basis. It was always well organized, featured some fantastic vendors, and had a pretty big turnout. It was always in late September/early October too, a beautiful time of year in Michigan; slightly chilly, but still invigorating [Read More...]


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