The Rantin’ Raven: The Second-Meanest Cat

Anyone who says that animals don’t communicate — that they can’t form and carry out complex schemes — never met the second-meanest cat in Pomona. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Planting a Virtual Garden

As evidence to my faith, I know my computer responds to moods by the consistent way it merrily retrieves data when I am contented, or alternately freezes with threatened data loss when I am in a last minute panic. But that is Quantum Theory, and being played about with until the late 1920’s, is positively last century in scientific thought. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Odin’s Greatest Enemy, Depression in a Heathen Context

  Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, every other week here on Agora!   I love this community. I love the open tolerance of the broader Pagan umbrella as well as the well-grounded strength and practicality of Heathenry. There’s a reason I’m a still Heathen. It’s far from perfect, but [Read More…]

Dandelion Seeds: Push Your Emotional Reset Button with Devotionals

The holidays are hard. In between Black Friday and Solstice Vigil squeeze in some time for your own sanity with devotional practices to help you keep an even keel. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: So you Want To Be An Ally

I see more and more people talking about being allies to different groups – and really you can apply this to any minority group – so I decided I probably should just write this, because often it seems like people are talking about being an ally but then missing some important aspects of actually doing that. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Pagan Parenting – Terrorism, World Violence and Ritual

Violence that has shredded this world has an uncanny way of effecting children. As parents we have several options open to us. [Read more…]

The Path of She: The Hero’s and the Hera’s Journey

As the seasons turn and darkness descends in the natural realm, the hera’s path beckons you to journey into your inner darkness and the vast mysteries of this world. And though this is a hard path, of trials, sorrows and endings, its rewards are immeasurable. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: A Prayer Of Thanks For Njord And His Children

Thanksgiving has always been very secular holiday for me, so when it came time to put together a Heathen post for Thanksgiving, I struggled a bit. Eventually I realized that, in my experience, giving thanks for abundance of all kinds falls squarely in Njord’s territory. So in honor of Thanksgiving, I present a prayer of thanks for Njord and HIs children. [Read more…]

The Lady’s Quill: Odin

Poet, wise man, grey-cloaked wanderer, one-eyed, wizard, warrior, king… when I decided to do Odin as my next “Divine Profiles” article, I was overwhelmed. For as much as the Lady is a complex, larger-than-life being, the Allfather has so very many names and stories attached to him that I was afraid that I couldn’t do him justice. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: How to Discover Your Character in an Earthquake

We may think we know who we are and what we are, but as culture has shown, this knowledge is not something we produce or own ourselves. True knowledge of ourselves is never obvious, and it takes a lot of effort to acquire it, to process it, and to use it wisely. [Read more…]


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