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April 23, 2017
The Other Side of the Hedge: Screw Dying, Live with Your Boots On
Like a lot of people, I always wondered how I would face death. As it...
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Faith is not belief. That’s a weird, post-Enlightenment Protestant Christian, non-Pagan thing. Faith is connection...
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Full Frontal Magic: The Death of Modern Godforms
In modern times, we live in a society devoid of traditional myth making in relating...
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The Path of She: When Death Arrives On Our Doorstep – A Primer for These Times
In the after-shock of the US election, two visions bring hope and transformation. Death has...
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Seeking the Grail: The Priestess is Dying
My pessimism is clawing ribbons into the flesh of my optimism. My soul is screaming...
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Irish-American Witchcraft: Decorating With Death
We each fashion our own language out of symbols and objects which speaks as loudly...
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Seeking the Grail: A Song of Death
It shouldn't surprise me; nobody gets out of here alive, as they say. But death...
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Wyrd Words: What is Valhalla, and Who Goes There?
Many aspects in our tradition end up getting oversimplified into easy to swallow 'Christianized' binaries....
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Seeking the Grail: When Doing the Right Thing Doesn’t Feel Good
About a month ago I put my cat to sleep, and only in the past...
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The Cartomancer: “Know Thyself,” but what does it really mean?
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The Cartomancer: Transmission
We say to one another: ‘Don’t waste my time.’ ‘Don’t waste my time’ should be...
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The Rantin’ Raven: Telling Our Stories
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The Cartomancer: The Smell of Souls
Magical folks say that October is the month when the veil between the worlds is...
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Samhain is a time to contemplate the mysteries of death, not from a place of...
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Seeking the Grail: Too Early A Death
Wednesday night I facilitated a memorial service for a Pagan community leader, David Quinn. I...
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Wyrd Words: Grief and Renewal
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, here on Agora!...
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Letters From Midgard: Grace From Strange Places
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How to Survive Life (and Death) by Robert Kopecky (Review)
I had started the book hoping for wild descriptions of near death experiences and the...
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When Grief Becomes Ritual, When Remembering Renews
Last year, I lost a beloved companion. Reclaiming's Spiral Dance ritual, now in its 35th...
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Alone In Her Presence: On Death – Riding Shakti’s Great Exhale
Death kindly seems to be stopping everywhere I look these days, in the faces of...
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Druid Thoughts: What Really Happens When We Die?
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