The Path of She: A Lammas Tale – Lugh and the Miracle of a New Harvest

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Lammas is upon us and the God Lugh offers teachings on the renewal of life: the seeds of the new are held within the body of the living; everything you need to transform your life and your world is within you. One cycle ends so another can begin. [Read more...]

Happily Heathen: Heathens and Tolerance – Iceland, You Are *Not* Alone


Heathenry is for everyone. The tolerance and hospitality of the Icelandic Asatruar is the norm, not the exception, in the larger Heathen community. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Reconstructionism as Methodology, Strengths and Weaknesses

"The Parthenon in Athens" by Steve Swayne - File:O Partenon de Atenas.jpg, originally posted to Flickr as The Parthenon AthensLicensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The strengths and weaknesses of reconstructionism as a methodology are many and varied, and are things that could be hotly debate by individuals for a while, the views presented are my own as arrived at by introspection and contemplation as well as by interaction with various Hellenists and reconstructionists of other polytheistic faiths. [Read more...]

The Cartomancer: Fixing Blind Spots with Cards


Cards: They answer questions. Not only that, but they also teach us to be better at asking the really good questions. The questions that map our concerns beyond our fears. [Read more...]

Seeking the Grail: Beneath the Surface of Faith

Image by Shauna Aura Knight

In my own path of spiritual seeking, I frequently reflect on my religion, my spirituality. I think about the mysteries beneath the surface of the world, and about the things that I don’t know…that I can’t know…but that doesn’t stop me from wondering. And I occasionally wonder what drew me to this particular spiritual path in the first place. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: Celebrating Wildness – a Book Review

Illustration by Fred MacLauren Adams

Celebrating Wildness is a unique, exquisite, and profound book. It created in me a sort of homesickness, a wistfulness for the idealist I was – we all were – back when we and the world and the Magic were all young and fresh. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: A Starwood Experience


Drums beating through the days and all along the nights become a tapestry for our dreams. Along its weaving framework of syncopated sound and silence I connected with the Devas of the 600-acre campground called Wisteria, as I slept. Here, I strolled a new and common Slumberland with these nature spirits and the assembled members of our human tribe. Our presence, I sense was most welcome on that etheric plane as we, mud-babies all, danced and deepened our connections with spirit, soul and self. [Read more...]