Seeking the Grail: Desire, Yearning, and Being Afraid to Reach


Years ago when I had to cancel a conference I’d organized, my heart absolutely broke. As numerous Pagans deal with the emotional aftereffects of the cancellation and evacuation of Pagan Spirit Gathering, I wanted to explore the sometimes painful tension of desire, of yearning, of reaching. Particularly when that thing you’ve been toiled over and worked for and fought for, doesn’t come to pass…and it hurts. [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: Poison Ivy Vengeance – A Trickster Teacher


Small farm girl, angry with her brothers. She knows how to get even. She gathers a large bunch of poison ivy and rubs it on their skin. Revenge. On them, and on her. “She got it worse than they did,” her father said. He laughed a little, that “Kids, what are you gonna do” kind of [Read More...]