The Cartomancer: Ritual for meeting your ancestors in the simple

When something is simple, by virtue of the nature of the simple, it is above hard and easy. Are your rituals simple in this sense, or are they subject to polarity? [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Digging Deep and Reaching High

Combining ancient lore, science, chickens, compost, and a smidge of humor, this is the first post from a new voice for for the earth and us on Agora: Dandelion Seeds. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Shores, Oceans, and Orientations

What if we could think of Paganism like the ocean in the above metaphor? What if Paganism was not a object, but an orientation? Maybe if we could conceive of Paganism as a way of being in the world, as a way of understanding our spirituality and our relationships, then we could think of ourselves as simply Pagan. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Some Questions for Pagan Identity

Perhaps Paganism isn’t a collection of religions, but a certain way of being in the world. Perhaps being Pagan means that we have chosen to experience the world differently than the larger society expects us to. Perhaps, Paganism has become a political position, rather than a religious one. If this is the case, then our doctrinal disputes over what constitutes proper Paganism are null and void. [Read more…]