The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Welcome to the Dance

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How can we get clean while holding our own spiritual practices intact? We’re going to talk about specific rituals to help with recovery, what deities might support or detract from our resolve (because, dang, some of them really like to party), existing groups for pagans, and prayers that help when we’re digging in our darkness. We’re going to help each other to learn the steps of all the dances that keep us healthy and sane. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Be Vocal, Be Creative When Teaching Tolerance


Racism, gender bias, religious intolerance, and homophobia continue to persist is silence. Ignorance thrives in dark places where reason sheds no light. Here are ideas about how to talk to your child about racism. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál


A reader recently asked me if it was possible to find meaning in the Heathen Lore without actively worshiping the Norse gods. What does the tradition offer that a non-Heathen can connect to? I knew just where to look! [Read more...]

Yes, and Gods, Part 2: To Be Human Is To Be Divine, But Not Necessarily Vice Versa


When I say that ritual is sometimes too focused on the people involved (and people, period) to its detriment, I am not talking about disdain for humanity. I’m more talking about the fact that we live in a speaking, complex, multilayered world, vast and mysterious. And as fascinating as human beings are, we are only a tiny tiny fraction of it. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Making Brave Choices

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I’d like to think that bravery can be grand or small, and that little acts of self preservation are as brave as selfless acts of sacrifice. One thing I do know; it takes bravery to face tough choices, and a whole lot of self-reflection. At this time of New Year change, I offer this spell to you in the hopes that it may help you face any choices with bravery and clarity. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Witches of Cyberspace, Part 2


Sable Aradia offers a basic how-to starter guide to set up an online education program for cyberwitches. [Read more...]

Yes, and Gods, part 1 (with Cicero)


Recently a discussion of the nature of the Gods and how Pagans relate to them has broken out. The Pagans of antiquity had strangely similar debates; Cicero, for instance, states that there’s such a wide variety of opinion on the subject “even among the wisest” that it’s hardly surprising that people are confused. [Read more...]