Dandelion Seeds: Finding the Spirit of My Religion

I knew what she was as soon as I saw her. She was my frumpy girlfriend, otherwise known as the druid group Ár nDraíocht Féin. I’ve joked for years that ADF is my girlfriend. I’m a pagan so I can anthropomorphize anything, even an international organization. As a practicing polyamorist and bisexual seeing this group that I work so hard for as an actual person that I have a real relationship with works really well for me. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Toad Blessings

What do grave robbing, gardening, and the painful change that the Tower card encapsulates all have in common? Find out in this post about toad blessings. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Why We All Need Indigenous European Paganism

The Rev. Melissa Hill tackles issues of white privilege and the fear that modern European polytheism is a breeding ground for right wing ideologies. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Why Bother?

There’s nothing like a ritual where there’s genuine connection, where there’s a palpable love between the community members. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Devotional Techniques from the Heartbreak Trenches

Sometimes we need to take some time to honor our losses. In this post Rev. Hill speaks to her own losses and give examples of ways to build devotional practices to help. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: The Call of the Swan Maidens

The Swan Spirits called to me long ago one Samhain night, and now that has led to my preparations for ritual at one of the largest pagan conventions: Convocation. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Hermes Gongs the Cosmic School Bell

Lo! As the first moon of my service waned into darkness, I began my quest, embarking upon a pilgrimage to the sacred crossroads of Pantheacon, flying far from my home, to the distant lands of San Jose, California. [Read more…]

The Lady’s Quill: Walls and Doors

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…]

Dandelion Seeds: A Guide to Involving Kids in Ritual

Rev. Hill answers the question, “What do we do with the kids during ritual?” In this article she shares her insight child development and how to integrate them successfully into pagan rites. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: On the Road Again!

Rev. Melissa Hill shares four ways to make travel a sacred experience no matter what your destination is or how irritable your children are. Plus check out a map listing various statues of goddesses and gods around the United States! [Read more…]