Jewish Witch: My Devotionals, Part 2 – The Work

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My devotionals consist of my declaration to the Goddess, followed by devotionals to the deities I’m working with, then a hello to the fey folk and ancestors and spirits of the land, a lovingkindness chant, and finally a few moments of silent meditation. The latter three always feel pretty straightforward. But the deity devotions tend to give me trouble. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: One Last Dance

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Friends, this will be my last “Dance of Pagan Recovery” column. Next week, I will begin a new blog for Patheos Pagan entitled The Urban Pagan Homestead: Earthy Adventures of a Dirt-Heart Witch. But before I go, I offer you this ongoing ritual for Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: An Elemental Journey

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Most Craft teachers agree that learning about the four elements in a basic part of Craft education. Sable Aradia shares some teaching suggestions and helpful diagrams. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Initiation and Transformation (Imbolc Special)

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Sable Aradia discusses initiation and transformation and invites you to share what you can of your stories in an Imbolc special column. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Reassessing Rituals

In addition to trimming back the rituals that have become negative habits, my challenge in the coming months will be to actively seek out new ways to make my life magical. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Paganism – Indoors or Outside?

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Paganism, to our ancestors, did not mean exclusively nature. It meant a blending of human concerns and natural powers: Gods of war and wisdom, of poetry and politics. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Gratitude for Community

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When I have been hurt and lost, my community has brought soft words of encouragement. When I have not known where I belonged, people from my community made a point of telling me that I was wanted. When I have not been able to see what the point of anything was, people from my community have helped me find a sense of worth and purpose. [Read more...]


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