The Lady’s Quill: Walls and Doors

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Walls are being built high and strong in the Pagan community as our component parts struggle to establish their distinct identities. Will our Pagan village have room for everyone who wants to live in it? [Read more...]

Why I am Still a Heathen

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Patheos is doing a summer series called “Future of Faith in America”. The Pagan channel’s spot will be up on August 26. In preparation for this event, our Managing Editor Jason Mankey has started a series for the month of august called “Why I’m Still a Pagan”. I think this is a brilliant topic, and I’ve really enjoyed the various responses so far. So to that end, here’s why I’m still a Heathen. [Read more...]

Dandelion Seeds: Pagan Future is Cultural Pioneering

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Maybe pagans walking to the beat of their own drummer isn’t so bad. In this look at the future of paganism our differences turn out to be just as important as our similarities. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The Myrtle of Venus & Bacchus’ Vine

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In which Anne shares a bit of American history with us related to the original lyrics to the tune we’ve all come to know as the Star Spangled Banner. [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: How to lead and let go in your community

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One of the challenges of being a leader is knowing when to let go, and also knowing when to step back and let other people take the reins. [Read more...]

Seeking the Grail: Into the Deep Within

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I sometimes wonder why I bother leading rituals. Why does religion matter? And then, in ritual, I hear the sound of two hundred people singing a chant together in harmony…feet pounding the ground as we dance. People laughing, weeping. People telling me that the ritual shifted something within them, that they felt the divine, that they spoke to an ancestor, that they released an old pain. That it made their lives better. [Read more...]

The Witches Next Door: Being on the Same Path is Awesome! Except When it isn’t

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You like strawberry cheesecake.They like strawberry cheesecake. They think Spring is the coolest time of year and so do you. You are a Pagan and they’ve always been Pagan, and you even practice in the same tradition. The organic cherry on top of the Pagan Sundae is that you and they have made a life together. Walking the same religious/spiritual Pagan path is awesome. Or is it? [Read more...]


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