Wyrd Words: Grief and Renewal

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Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, here on Agora! AAAAAAND WE’RE BACK! Good gods what a month! It has just been a non stop rush from one chaotic bit of madness to the next! Seriously! We had a bunch of THIS   Followed by one of THESE! And then [Read More...]

Letters From Midgard: Grace From Strange Places

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Just because I’m not Christian doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate those who are. [Read more...]

How to Survive Life (and Death) by Robert Kopecky (Review)

How to Survive Life and Death

I had started the book hoping for wild descriptions of near death experiences and the afterlife, because I am a drama addict. However, what I received from reading the book was perhaps more profound. [Read more...]

When Grief Becomes Ritual, When Remembering Renews

Photo by Michael Rauner

Last year, I lost a beloved companion. Reclaiming’s Spiral Dance ritual, now in its 35th year, was the sacred space in which I mourned. Each year, hundreds of people gather in this place to celebrate and dance with the dead, those whose names we know, and those whose names we do not know — because what is remembered, lives. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: On Death – Riding Shakti’s Great Exhale

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Death kindly seems to be stopping everywhere I look these days, in the faces of those whom I adore and care for, and in the hearts and minds of many within the world: death of loved ones, death of relationships, and even the death of nations. Perhaps Earth herself? Whether by choice or happenstance, death is stopping to remind us of Her part in the ebb and flow. Do you resist her invitation? How does the person practicing alone grow from the experience of death? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: What Really Happens When We Die?

Old Graveyard, by Petr Kratochvil

As a Druid, I feel it is much better to try and understand the mysteries of life on its own terms, not with reference to a speculative hereafter. To be a Druid is to live this life well, honourably, deeply. Not by the rules of an ancient book, but by pragmatic standards, humanistic standards, reasoned out as best I am able. [Read more...]

All That Sure Is Change…

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Changes There is a saying I used to hear growing up in a coven and around the pagan community as I grew up. That saying was ” All that sure is change…“. It was a saying that was used to imply that the Wheel of the Year moves on and so does the cycle of [Read More...]


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