Druid Thoughts: Pick and Mix Paganism

Nimue Brown

I don’t think any religion has the monopoly on truth. I like Druidry; I choose it because it suits how I feel and how I want to work. I do not confuse its being entirely right for me with its being *entirely right.* [Read more...]

Making Light: Profession and Occupation

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The first thing I think of when asked about a defining moment in my life is the moment I knew that I wanted to study biology. This was one of a series of events that eventually led to my becoming a Pagan Priestess. [Read more...]

Making Light: OMGs! Cultural Appropriation!

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Before you lift the “cultural appropriation” finger at me and shame my annual matzoh habit, I want to ask: how is the incorporation of Jewish practice any different than worshiping the gods of Olympos? [Read more...]

Wrestling With Gods: Pagan Gnosis through Jewish Eyes

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Today, I chatted with Hermes over breakfast. I accept his faults, he accepts mine. We enjoy each other’s company as much as any two people could reasonably be expected to. There’s just one problem: I’m an Observant Jew. [Read more...]

Making Light: Interfaith is Not a Dirty Word

Zeus & Hera Cake

A few years ago, I co-founded an interfaith group with other women of various faiths, cleverly named Women of Faith. One of our main purposes is to show others that people of different faith backgrounds can work together toward positive change. We can’t do that if we put our energy toward criticizing the theology or practices of our fellows. [Read more...]

Making Light: A Dionysia Yet to Be Named

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Rather than looking at the Athenian calendar and trying to reproduce the holiday that comes up, my group decided to do what it was already called to do and then find a name for it. There’s often already an ancient name for what we want to do anyway. In this case, it was Lenaia: a theater-centered Dionysia around January/February. [Read more...]

The Road From Hate To Understanding

Aliyah Bat Stam

A deity hurt me, and I couldn’t stop talking about it. Little did I realize that my negative talk was drawing him toward me every day. I realized that at some point, I had to stop leaving my former religion, or I’d be stuck there forever. [Read more...]


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