Making Light: Gods Bless Tennessee

Just this week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, chose not to veto the so-called “Monkey Bill” that requires science teachers to “teach the controversy” about scientific theories such as evolution and climate change. The Wild Hunt has excellent coverage here. Some of what I have to say is repeated in the comments there, but I thought [Read More…]

Building the Magic of the Future

Star Foster over on the Pantheon blog got me thinking with her two recent articles on  the feasibility of Pagan temples in the modern age.  ( first article : second article ).  Doing something like this would be a considerable undertaking by any group of Pagans in the community. It would also take a transformation [Read More…]

The Pagan/Atheist Alliance

I’m a Facebooker, it’s a problem, and I know this.  I probably check it ten times a day, usually for just a couple of minutes, but sometimes my sessions run a little longer.  I try hard not to be obscene about it, I’m not a “friend collector” randomly friending people just because they happen to [Read More…]

Role of a Pagan Leader

As I am nearing the end of my third degree studies, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into what it means to be a High Priest. What the roles and responsibilities that come with assuming this mantle are. The result? A series of questions for leaders to constantly ask themselves. Who do we serve? [Read More…]

Druid Thoughts: In Search of a Feminist Goddess

I should begin by explaining that I am not a Wiccan, but have had close contact with Wiccans and the wider pagan community for more than a decade. Wiccans and those who draw heavily on them for inspiration, still represent the majority of pagans. In my experience, many folk who identify as ‘eclectic’ or ‘on [Read More…]

Leaving a Legacy

In Paganism honoring the legacy left to you by those who come before you is important. The legacy they impart to you while they are alive and after they pass on is a great one, and one that needs to be treated with honor and humility. As Paganism  grows older and matures we will need [Read More…]

What Was Lost: The Story of Spring

I only had a single moment with her father, but it was enough. When I first knew that I was pregnant, I felt such joy at the thought of this small life growing inside of me. I felt her tiny kicks and stirrings. I found myself smiling with each push and stretch. When she was [Read More…]

A State of Exclusion: Religious Demagoguery and the State of the Union Address

Mentions of the Christian God have been used in one form or another in nearly every State of the Union Address. Most of our Presidents have kept religious demagoguery relatively low, usually asking for a blessing of some kind in their closing statement, or declaring America to be blessed or chosen in some degree. In [Read More…]