Heathen Woman: Frith

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What is frith? It is more than just “courtesy” or “respect”? Do we extend it to those outside our religious communities? What about our online communities? [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: What Could Go Wrong?

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Corporations are now allowed to claim religious exemptions from federal law. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? [Read more...]

Socially Responsible Magic: Internal Work and Social Responsibility

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People who are called to serve are often so focused on serving others that they neglect themselves and their own needs and eventually hit burnout. Avoiding that outcome involves the necessary action of taking care of yourself. [Read more...]

Alone In Her Presence: Ecstatic Monism – All Goddess…

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I am an ecstatic monist, and I know there are many like me who are something like “spiritual but not religious” and not quite Wiccan, who are not Neo Goddess Feminist but are living in the lap of the Great Mother. Like me, these men and women are “all Goddess all the time” and are Alone In Her Presence. For us, the ecstatic monist Goddess is the immanent vessel that dwells within each of us and that is us, She that is the totality of everything and nothing. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: Oh What a Great Rite!

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In many traditions, particularly in lines descended from Gardnerian and Alexandrian British Traditional Witchcraft, it is common to assign particular roles split along gendered lines. Gendered polarity was also directly reflected in the ritual itself, with all that dagger-and-cup stuff. Oh what a Great Rite! But from my experience, queer people also make extremely good witches and magicians. So is it really necessary to throw the polarity baby out with the inclusiveness bath water? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Druid or Pagan?

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I’m all too aware that if I put material out under the ‘Druid’ label, I’m not going to reach as many people as if I use the term ‘Pagan’. It’s not just a cynical marketing issue, but a question of how useful it is to break things down to their smallest categories. [Read more...]

How a Jewish Witch is Formed

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I finally let myself return to Witchcraft after I gave birth to my daughter. But there were aspects of Jewish practice that I didn’t want to leave behind. [Read more...]


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