Born-Again Witch: The Pope, Pagans, and Evangelical Environmentalists

Annika was going to publish the second part of her coven’s experience at Bethel church today, but she spent the weekend reading and thinking about Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical. His theology and arguments put her back into a Christian mindset and flooded her mind with memories. She decided to postpone the second Bethel piece in favor of some reflections on religion and environmentalism. [Read more…]

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The Rantin’ Raven: Songs for the Old Religion, in Context

Something like Songs for the Old Religion could not happen in today’s Pagan world, because Paganism has changed and we have changed. In 1975 music was something everyone did, everyone shared, everyone wove into the fabric of their lives. Today, music – even Pagan music – is performed by professionals and bought by the rest of us. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: BS & Compost

Compost happens! Anne shares with us some thoughts about how to minimize its effects and offers a small ceremony to help with the same. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Finding an Ancient Earth Mother

One thing that you learn by studying history is that the gods change. They change because the climate changes, or the people worshiping change, or the people think new thoughts and their gods reflect that. By learning about the Hittite Earth Mother we get a glimpse into something that is very old and didn’t have time to change. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Midsummer – Honoring Áine and the Other Crowd

Midsummer is fast approaching and Morgan takes a moment to share with us her family’s traditions and practices. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: The Heaviness – Rites of Passage

What does it mean to be initiated? To go through a rite of passage? What does it mean to stand up, to be seen, to be a leader? What does it mean to have the Mysteries revealed to us? [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Parenting and Caitlyn Jenner – Sexual Identity and Tolerance

Sexual identity has been thrust into the news these past weeks as Bruce Jenner officially came out as Caitlyn Jenner. Following in line with other articles I have done in the past, I thought it was time to discuss this coming out and parenting techniques that can help children gain a greater understanding of sexual identity. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Summer Solstice Meditation – Thou Art Goddess

The wheel of the year turns and the longest day, the Summer Solstice, is upon us. The powers of life are turned on high, gifting us with a heady display of a natural world in its fully unfurled beauty and overflowing abundance. [Read more…]

Spear of Athena: Whose Sun is it Anyway?

My eyes dart over the message board, and I’m met with a question: we are aware of many cultures and many gods, so how do we reconcile that with only having one sun? [Read more…]

Social Responsible Magic: My Pagan Values … or just my values?

A commentary on values and whether they really apply to categories of identification such as paganism. [Read more…]


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