The Other Side of the Hedge: The Boline

Tied to the history of the land, the boline is a reminder of the thin line that divides life and death. If the Grim Reaper wields a scythe, those who walk the boundary of the two worlds carry the boline.
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The Other Side of the Hedge: Practical Idolatry

Idolatry has been the straw man of the West for two millennia. Monotheists hate it. Materialists just think it’s stupid. Pagans need to take a third look.
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The Other Side of the Hedge: Living With Fear

We all bow to fear. We can’t help it. No one is fearless in all things and at all times. But we need not kneel to it.
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Hills of the Horizon: The Past is Another Country

The problem with extrapolation from history is that nothing is testable. The evolution of a religion over time is not a predictable and easily comprehensible thing, where we can look at a point in time and say, “It was like this then, so it would be like that now.” The process of deciding what needs to change is not one with right answers.
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Everyday Pagan: The 8 Things I Learned from “D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths”

“D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths” was instrumental in me becoming a Pagan. Here are eight ways it has changed my life. [Read more…]

Urban Earthwitch: Needful Trees, Life and Limb, and Urban Warriors

Can we summon the power as a collective to stop the destruction and appease the spirits of the land? [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: Witches & Mages, Borderfolk at the Threshold

Drui and the Witch walk on the outside edge, between the wild and the village. We are the Borderfolk, and we are mystics who guard culture and keep it. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Everyday Magic

Step into the unknown, and you’ll find yourself there.
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Lamp & Labyrinth: Conceptualizing a Multitude of Spirits

A bit of information is a bit of consciousness, and that is a god. That is a spirit. Any enduring process with cycles is a spirit. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: Breathing the Year

If all the cosmos is alive, if there is a truly immanent theology, then that applies to time as much as any other phenomenon. The year is a living, breathing entity, one that shifts and shapes in consistent ways. [Read more…]