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…]

The Busy Witch: The Magic of Receiving

If I can’t accept the little blessings along the way, why would the giver expect my response to be anything different if the gift increased in size and value? [Read more…]

Born-Again Witch: Why I Took Witches to a Pentecostal Church (Part 1)

A few weeks ago I talked a couple of Witches into going to church with me. It wasn’t technically a Pentecostal church, but a charismatic evangelical church. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Of Plantain and Spider Bites

“Mom, what is this – a spider bite?” Two little punctures punctuated by tiny spots of blood. An inch or so down the arm, there was another pair…. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Life Has a Way of Happening…

Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, every other week here on Agora! Or at least we WOULD be every other week if life had not become a fabulous cacophony of madness! Many of my usual readers have been asking why Wyrd Words hasn’t been posting regularly, and when we [Read More…]

Dandelion Seeds: On the Road Again!

Rev. Melissa Hill shares four ways to make travel a sacred experience no matter what your destination is or how irritable your children are. Plus check out a map listing various statues of goddesses and gods around the United States! [Read more…]