Seekers and Guides: Happy Anniversary Patheos!

Sable Aradia looks back at her Patheos Pagan experience in celebration of Patheos’ 5th Year Anniversary. [Read more…]

Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 2 – The Grace of Voice

The second of the nine “pure choice graces” is the grace of voice. While the grace of voice could refer to ordinary speech, Brighid’s association with poetry makes it especially appropriate to cultivate this grace through singing aloud in a pleasant tone. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: The Witches’ Pyramid

Sable Aradia discusses how to apply the Witches’ Pyramid as a tool for learning and teaching. [Read more…]

Making Light: Dionysos

The Theoi are complex, and Dionysos is much more than the “party god” he has a reputation of being. He is certainly present during revelry, but his presence extends much farther than simple drunken enjoyment. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Paganism, Druidry and Religion

Most Pagans do not come along seeking to look like they belong to a religion. Most are fleeing the conformity and surface of religion in the hopes of finding something deeper. How do we do that? [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Witches of Cyberspace, Part 1

It’s been said that it isn’t possible to teach the Craft online, but is it? Sable Aradia explains why this is no longer the case, but cites some issues to look out for. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Wicca and the Lotus-Eaters – Reaching the New Generation of Witches

Is modern Witchcraft on the decline? Or has it merely changed form? The new generation of Witches has different issues from previous generations, and different needs. Sable Aradia offers some observations about the differences, and suggests ways to bridge the gap. [Read more…]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces, A Brigidine Sacred Text – Part 9

On Patheos Agora, Christopher Scott Thompson concludes his study of the Invocation of the Graces as a Brigidine sacred text with an overview of the virtues and powers granted by this traditional Gaelic charm. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Six Senses for Learning

Give your students the best possible chance by engaging all six senses in teaching the Craft! Sable Aradia shows you how. [Read more…]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 3

The power of the “Invocation of the Graces” to grant victory over one’s enemies should not be seen as something given in addition to the feminine charms listed in the first verse, but because of them. The word buaidh, after all, means “victory.” When Brighid bathes your palms and cheeks in Her “lustral fire,” in Her milk and sunlight, in Her honey and wine, She not only grants you Her beauty and elegance but makes you “more victorious than all persons.” [Read more…]