Making Light: Interfaith 2 – Electric Boogaloo

In our Women of Faith group, we try to understand the differences among us in order to see, feel, and appreciate the sameness within us. Also, we have T-shirts. [Read more…]

Making Light: Interfaith is Not a Dirty Word

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…]

Seekers and Guides: Finding a Teacher

How does the seeker find a good teacher of the Craft? A new column from Sable Aradia, Wiccan minister and teacher. [Read more…]

Pantheisticon: Sometimes, It’s Not About Us

A few weeks ago the good folks over at Witchvox posted an article on their Facebook page from the UK Independent entitled “Police to be given specialist training to help child victims of ‘witchcraft’ beliefs.” Later in the day, the Covenant of the Goddess posted the article on their page as well. The reader reactions [Read More…]

Dear Jasmine: Pagan and Hindu Connections

Dear Jasmine, I am new to Paganism and so far my time in the community I have noticed allot of Indian influences within paganism, such as Bindis and use of the Hindu Deities. Is there a connection to Hindu and Neo-Pagan beliefs or is there another reason for these influences? Sincerely, A Dear A, This [Read More…]

Generous Magic: An Appeal

Sometimes our friends call to us in need. We offer what we can. Thus are the tears in the fabric of Being repaired. The Whole is strengthened, the Community blessed, and each individual gains something. When we work with the magic of generosity, we can manifest so much. I’m writing today because the American Magic [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…]

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…]

Politicians Confused About What Makes A Minority

The Wild Hunt reports that Rep. Tim Scott seems to think Christians are a minority in the US: If Rep. Scott were clear-eyed on the issue of religion he’d see which religious groups were truly struggling in his state. He’d see a Wiccan ostracized and harassed when she objected to sectarian government prayer (and later held [Read More…]