Syncretic Electric: Shores, Oceans, and Orientations

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…]

Making Light: Zeus

If ever there was a strong masculine father figure, he’s it. If you’re a Pagan who is coming to a Paganism via the goddess movement or converting from a faith or practice that is strongly patriarchical with a desire to seek the divine feminine, Zeus is not your go-to god. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Druid Women and Leadership

It is part of our work to go out into the world, challenge the stereotypes and assumptions, and bring the divine feminine — and respect for the feminine — back into balance with how we treat all things male. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Current Events, Electronics, Tolerance and Your Children

The kitchen table is the most powerful magical tool a Family Coven has. Use it to have conversations about important issues, and refuse to let electronic media exploit your child. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: 3 “Religious Freedom” Laws That Are Literally The EXACT OPPOSITE of Religious Freedom

The United States has seen a recent rash of “Religious Freedom” bills, with the most noteworthy one being the recent (SB 1062) out of Arizona. Thus, I have set out on a mission to prove that it’s not just THIS state that’s doing some truly ridiculous things. Indeed, legislators all over the country have been up to some fairly embarrassing shenanigans. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Reviewing DREAMWORK FOR THE INITIATE’S PATH by Shauna Aura Knight

I’ve never really considered doing any dreamwork before, so I was eager to read Shauna Aura Knight’s newest book. Weaving together personal experiences, dream psychology, and Joseph Campell’s mythic hero’s journey, Knight creates an easy-to-read book about the power of dreaming. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: An Elemental Journey

Most Craft teachers agree that learning about the four elements in a basic part of Craft education. Sable Aradia shares some teaching suggestions and helpful diagrams. [Read more…]

Pagan Tea Time Month Concludes, but the Conversations Go On

Thanks to everyone who made the effort to meet face to face, whether via videochat or in person, during the month of February! I’m happy to say there were so many Pagan Tea Time reports that I wasn’t able to follow them all. Here are a few highlights, however — please feel free to add any I missed in the comments! [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Why I Am a Polytheist

It baffles me to see people come to Paganism, willfully decide to embrace all the pain and hardships that being a member of a minority faith entails, and yet stop short before they are able to really, truly, reap the benefits. Our work is not over just because we converted to Paganism. In fact, I reckon that it has only just begun. [Read more…]

Naturalistic Traditions: Were the ancient Skeptics naturalistic?

Thus far in this series, we’ve found the world’s first Naturalistic Pagans in the Greek Ionians, Atomists, and Epicureans, with potentially-naturalistic cousins in the Cynics and Stoics, and a generally conducive atmosphere among the Greek populace. Now we come to a tradition with strong naturalistic leanings: the ancient Skeptics. Examining this complex tradition reveals another potentially naturalistic tradition, and teaches us something important about the definition of naturalism. [Read more…]


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