Dandelion Seeds: So You Want to be a Pagan Farmer

Do you dream of being close to the land? As the sun warms the northern continent do you have an urge to dig in the earth and plant seeds? Being a farmer can be beautiful, but it can also be intense work. Get real with Rev. Melissa Hill as she talks about what she learned as an organic farmer. [Read more…]

Alone In Her Presence: The Goddess Is In The Dirt

For years, I heard the Christian expression to ‘lean on God’ in times of struggle, strife, and turmoil. But for many, and for centuries, that God isn’t or wasn’t an option. What if there was another option? What if we leaned on Earth and instead of the cup of salvation that Christianity offers, we sought to nurture the healing vessel of a Earth Mother? [Read more…]

Pantheisticon: Walking (with apologies to Thoreau)

A couple of summers ago I took my Environmental Sociology students (all three of them—hey, it was summer!) on an evening walk around the lovely park across the streetcar line from our university in uptown New Orleans. We had been talking about bioregionalism, a kind of environmentalism that focuses on the importance of developing a [Read More…]

To be Silent

Some recent conversations have led me to ponder the wisdom of the lesson of the element of Earth: to be silent.  Along with this I have been contemplating this line from the Rede ““Soft of eye and light of touch; Speak little, Listen Much”. Furthermore, I have be focusing on the form and force of Elemental earth [Read More…]

Orphic Hymn to the Earth

O Goddess, Earth, of Gods and men the source, Endu’d with fertile, all destroying force; All-parent, bounding, whose prolific pow’rs, Produce a store of beauteous fruits and flow’rs, All-various maid, th’ eternal world’s strong base Immortal, blessed, crown’d with ev’ry grace; From whose wide womb, as from an endless root, Fruits, many-form’d, mature and grateful [Read More…]


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