The Fish Rots from the Head Down: Squid Eye and Sexual Exploitation

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Crystal Blanton’s words resonated with me: “We as pagans excel at attacking the micro issues and fail at attacking the macro issue, the systems that enable the micro issues to exist.” Squid Eye demands a look at the macro issues around sexual misconduct and paganism. Here are some guidelines that the pagan community might want to consider. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: A Call from the Old Ones – the Mentoring Tradition in the Craft

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I believe that the Old Ones are asking us to be dedicated and to take our Craft seriously. They are asking us to respect those who have formed the footprints in which we tread. I believe that they want their legacy to last and their hard-won skills to benefit others. I urge us all to answer their call. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Witches of Cyberspace, Part 1

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It’s been said that it isn’t possible to teach the Craft online, but is it? Sable Aradia explains why this is no longer the case, but cites some issues to look out for. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Wicca and the Lotus-Eaters – Reaching the New Generation of Witches

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Is modern Witchcraft on the decline? Or has it merely changed form? The new generation of Witches has different issues from previous generations, and different needs. Sable Aradia offers some observations about the differences, and suggests ways to bridge the gap. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Imparting the Mysteries – Helping Your Students Find Personal Gnosis

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How do you impart a personal experience of the Divine that may not be at all like your own? How do you teach the sound of one hand clapping? The answer is: you don’t. You teach the skills needed in order to make this very personal discovery instead. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Avoiding Authority

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I write books about Druidry; I’ve led Druid groups, I’ve acted as a celebrant, and people e-mail me for advice. How can I not be an authority? I try very hard not to be, as it happens. Here are some things I’ve come up with that have helped me avoid turning into something that I loathe on principle. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: A Balm for a Pagan Plague – High Priestess’ Disease (Part 2)

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When leaders in Pagan groups go badly wrong, how do they get back on the right path? [Read more...]


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