Seekers and Guides: Learning the Language – The Purpose of Symbology in the Craft

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Why memorize magickal symbolism when you can Google? Sable Aradia explains how learning the language of the occult makes your magick more effective, and why. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Values and Virtues

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Guilt does for the soul what pain does for the body: it lets us know that there is a problem that needs to be tended to. But there is such a thing as false guilt. When we are using old beliefs from old systems to judge ourselves, then the measuring stick becomes a club to beat ourselves with. When we know what we value today, we can disarm the false signal and become that much stronger in our resolve to act honorably. [Read more...]

As Pagans, What Do We Hope to Build?

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Much of the current dialogue in the Pagan blogosphere is about carving out ways to explain and justify our personal experiences and beliefs in relation to other traditions, but without a clear vision of the place our own traditions and experiences might have in an ideal world. What does your Paganism look like in 50 years? [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: What Do We Hope to Build?

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I wonder how many of us will find our Paganism is robust enough to survive the devastating future human stupidity is likely to create. How many of us will be able to walk our talk when our lives depend much more on our choices? Will we manage to be true to our values in crisis, or is it going to get decidedly Lord of the Flies out there? Or can we do enough, now, to avert ecological disaster? [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Scents and Stress-ability

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I’ve been struggling with a lot of stressors recently. It seems that my usual routine isn’t cutting it to keep me breathing and calm, so I’ve started shaking up my personal practices to help me find my center, starting with aromatherapy and Reiki. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Witches’ Pyramid

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Sable Aradia discusses how to apply the Witches’ Pyramid as a tool for learning and teaching. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: Shores, Oceans, and Orientations

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What if we could think of Paganism like the ocean in the above metaphor? What if Paganism was not a object, but an orientation? Maybe if we could conceive of Paganism as a way of being in the world, as a way of understanding our spirituality and our relationships, then we could think of ourselves as simply Pagan. [Read more...]


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