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...]

Pagan Tea Time: Get Face to Face

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If we want to build a strong Pagan intellectual culture, we need to know one another more deeply than words on a screen allow. During the month of February, consider speaking with a fellow writer or commenter face to face. [Read more...]

Queer Spirit and the Temple of Witchcraft: An Interview with Steve Kenson

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What Pagan group offers bereavement services, legal weddings, a structured five-year training program, Queer Spirit rituals, and disaster relief? Patheos Pagan talks with Steve Kenson, head of the Gemini Ministry of the Temple of Witchcraft in Salem, NH. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Paganism – Indoors or Outside?

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Paganism, to our ancestors, did not mean exclusively nature. It meant a blending of human concerns and natural powers: Gods of war and wisdom, of poetry and politics. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Welcome to the Dance

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How can we get clean while holding our own spiritual practices intact? We’re going to talk about specific rituals to help with recovery, what deities might support or detract from our resolve (because, dang, some of them really like to party), existing groups for pagans, and prayers that help when we’re digging in our darkness. We’re going to help each other to learn the steps of all the dances that keep us healthy and sane. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Be Vocal, Be Creative When Teaching Tolerance

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Racism, gender bias, religious intolerance, and homophobia continue to persist is silence. Ignorance thrives in dark places where reason sheds no light. Here are ideas about how to talk to your child about racism. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál

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A reader recently asked me if it was possible to find meaning in the Heathen Lore without actively worshiping the Norse gods. What does the tradition offer that a non-Heathen can connect to? I knew just where to look! [Read more...]


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