A Lakeside Hearth: Organized or Independent?

No matter what you do in Heathenry, you’re doing it wrong. Heathen practice is wide and varied, and in many ways, we’re feeling our way along and trying to figure out what works for us as individuals and as groups. It’s a natural evolution for a religious practice, but it’s not without its struggles and pitfalls. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Building Echo Chambers Instead of Communities

How do we relate to the idea of community when we do not have to worry about the repercussions of our actions? When we can simply insulate ourselves in groups of like-minded people, when we can build up little virtual echo chambers, how do we know that we are actually engaging with the community, and not just forming high school cliques? [Read more…]

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

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…]

Overview of the PantheaCon Gender Debate

The discussion over the “Genetic women only” ritual by Z Budapest at PantheaCon is in full swing across the blogosphere, discussion groups, and in face to face conversations. Although I hesitate jumping into what is clearly an emotional and highly charged discussion, I’m hopeful that these observations may help move the discussion in a more [Read More…]


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