The Cartomancer: The Sorcerer’s Cartomancy

Knowing yourself is not very interesting if it stops there, in self-knowledge. What is infinitely more interesting is the knowledge of your place. Knowing your place gives you access to the connective flow where magic happens all the time, and not just some of the time. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: A Witch’s Carol: A Tale of Three Hauntings

I hope that my story of this haunting, affirms for you that Spirit is universal, love is eternal, and family bonds trump religious divisiveness. While the world seems to be burning down around us due to religious intolerance, may my Witch’s Carol bring a bit of peace to your families this yuletide season. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: Why Jesus Talk Skeeves Me Out

My last post here was about me wrestling with religious intolerance and bigotry, and I’m still wrestling with it. I’m trying to wrap my brain around why I have this knee-jerk reaction to Christian religious language that I don’t have when Pagans talk about their faith. [Read more…]

The Other Side of the Hedge: Animism and Healing

Since animists don’t turn a blind eye to the dark corners and dangers of the spirit world, it’s not uncommon for us to occasionally find ourselves stepping into the role of spirit healers. Mostly, we’re not great healers with legendary magical powers. That doesn’t mean we should turn a blind eye to those in need. [Read more…]

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…]


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