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October 08, 2015
The Lady’s Quill: To Listen
To listen passively leads to anger and pain. To listen actively, while difficult, leads to...
October 07, 2015
Dandelion Seeds: On the Fractal Nature of the Earth Mother
As we celebrate the changing of the seasons and the balance of day and night...
October 06, 2015
Witch on Fire: Hail Mercury…in Retrograde!
The planet Mercury has been in retrograde since September 17 and will return to his...
October 05, 2015
Irish-American Witchcraft: Pagan Events and Special Needs Children (or Adults)
If we, as modern pagans, want to be truly inclusive in our public rituals then...
October 04, 2015
The Other Side of the Hedge: Animism and Virtue
In Paganism, we spend a lot of time shouting across the chasms of meaning and...
October 03, 2015
The Rantin’ Raven: Faith, Hope, and Clarity
Having certainty doesn’t mean that we don’t need faith. It means we don’t need blind...
October 02, 2015
Adventures in Wortcunning: Harvesting Dreams
Like a guardian at the gates of the underworld, here mugwort waits to delve into...
October 01, 2015
Wyrd Words: Cultural Appropriation and Pagan Fear
If little Suzy wants to go up onto a mountain top, burn some sage, and...
September 30, 2015
Guest Post: I am Guilty of Cultural Appropriation
It is always an exacting experience to examine our own contributions to perpetuating oppressive cultural...
September 28, 2015
Star Made Witch: The Future of Traditional Witchcraft
I see in the future of traditional witchcraft a very personal relationship within the spiritual...
September 26, 2015
The Path of She: The Silver Threads of the Great Mother
We, the waking sons and daughters of the Great Mother, are reclaiming the silver threads...
September 25, 2015
Happily Heathen: The Blot’s the Thing
I have recently started an “Intro to Heathenry” class in my hometown. In preparing for...
September 24, 2015
The Lady’s Quill: Queer and Trans Identities and Pagan Mythology
Trying to shoehorn figures from our mythologies into modern concepts of identity can be harmful...
September 23, 2015
The Cartomancer: In Love and War
When your love is clear it is part of the infinite beyond. When your love...
September 22, 2015
Witch on Fire: Love in the Balance, A Poem for the Equinox
Learning to balance the "light" and the "dark" aspects of life is tough, but equinoxes...
September 21, 2015
Seeking the Grail: The Endless Cup – What Have I Given My Heart To?
I have had periods of creative expression when I felt there was no end to...
September 20, 2015
The Other Side of the Hedge: Animism Isn’t for Us?
The animistic worldview is the red-headed stepchild of Western pagan worldviews. It finds itself mostly...
September 19, 2015
The Rantin’ Raven: Who Was Mabon?
There’s a lot of debate over the name Mabon at the Autumn Equinox, mostly because...
September 18, 2015
Adventures in Wortcunning: A Spot of Tea?
Like reading a story aloud, speaking a thing makes it somehow different outside my head....
September 16, 2015
Dandelion Seeds: Gaia, The Gangster Earth Mother
Most of us these days know the name Gaia from James Lovelock’s theory of the...
September 15, 2015
Irish-American Witchcraft: Books On Irish Paganism and the Fairy Faith
When it comes to my particular flavor of witchcraft people occasionally ask me to recommend...
September 13, 2015
Witch on Fire: Mabon Feasts Serve Up a Challenge
...it is the struggles, the challenges, the grit and tweak against the grain of life...
September 12, 2015
The Path of She: A Fall Equinox Meditation – Descent into the Sacred Dark
At the Fall Equinox, a new cycle of healing and personal growth awakens within you....
September 11, 2015
Happily Heathen: A Simple Blot for Freyr
As we are in the middle of the harvest-related holidays and are getting ready for...
September 10, 2015
The Lady’s Quill: Freyja
One of the things that often attracts people to Heathenry and related practices is our...
September 09, 2015
The Cartomancer: Questions of Excellence
Most of the time we assume that people seek a fortuneteller because they need answers...
September 08, 2015
Witch on Fire: Confessions of a Snake Oil Salesman
Bless me, pagandom, for I have "sinned" and fallen short of the glory of our...
September 07, 2015
Alone In Her Presence: Paganism’s Permission to Dare
What is distinct about Paganism is that we have no litmus test for belief entry....
September 06, 2015
The Other Side of the Hedge: Being Neighborly
Land spirits are an important part of paganisms around the world. These are spirits associated...
September 05, 2015
The Rantin’ Raven: An Old Witch Responds to the Young Ones
Now, this is not going to be one of those “When I was your age...
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