Dear Jasmine: The Rede

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Dear Jasmine, I am wondering about The Rede and “Harm None”, and how it works with yourself. Is intentionally harming yourself with toxins (cigarettes, alcohol, pills) fall into the category of harm none? Sincerely, Pixie Dear Pixie, First off I will start by saying that I do not use the Rede in my practice. I [Read More...]

Making Light: Listening as Mystery Unfolds

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I keep meaning to write something about Anthesteria or Thargelia or something relevant to this time of year, but I’ve been distracted. A few weeks ago, I found out that I’m pregnant and I’ve been occupied with that pretty much exclusively since. The housework is slipping big time, mostly due to the utter exhaustion that [Read More...]

Naturalistic Traditions: All Things April

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What can a naturalist celebrate in April? This post is part of Naturalistic Traditions, a column exploring naturalism in Pagan ways.  This column will cover seasonal celebrations, historical and contemporary movements, and ritual practices. Natural cycles April falls between the Equinox and the upcoming Cross-quarter.  Those in the Northern Hemisphere experience the coming of spring, [Read More...]

Pagan Easter Breakfast, and the origin of Easter things

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For the last ten years* or so my wife and I have hosted what we fondly call “Pagan Easter Breakfast.” Pagan Easter Breakfast (or PEB) is exactly what it sounds like, it’s breakfast on Easter by and for Pagans. I’ve had a few Pagans accuse me of having a “secret Christian agenda” for hosting such [Read More...]

Druid Thoughts: Druidry and Poetry

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I’ll start with the assumption that the Druid path is not necessarily familiar to you. Many people have the image of beardy old guys in white robes, as being your standard Druid, perhaps poncing around at Stonehenge. But it’s a far more diverse and interesting tradition than that. It’s also hard to pin down. Druids [Read More...]

Cool Ad on the War on Women

I hope every American gets to see this short but powerful video, maybe several times.  From a Pagan perspective what is happening over the issue of the right wing “war on women” is really important.  It is an attempt to dismiss the importance of the feminine in all its forms except the submissive and obedient [Read More...]

Dear Jasmine: Spell Substitutions

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Dear Jasmine, I am wondering about spell substitutions and how to best do them, especially when I do not have all the items on hand for a working? Thank you, Lovely Dear Lovely, I will warn you in advanced that my advice will probably not be what you were looking for in the way of [Read More...]


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