Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 2)

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More practical advice from the Havamal: How to Party Like a Viking! Remember, the party’s no fun if you can’t remember enough of it to know where you put your pants! [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Our Own Priests and Priestesses

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Even if we are our own priests and priestesses, it serves us to remember that we will still need other priests and priestesses, for community, and for those times when we really can’t do it for ourselves. It’s not about resisting authority, it’s that we all have human needs. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Reassessing Rituals

In addition to trimming back the rituals that have become negative habits, my challenge in the coming months will be to actively seek out new ways to make my life magical. [Read more...]

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...]


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