Seeking the Grail: Sacrifice, Skillbuilding, and Motivation

For many Pagans, Imbolc is about dedications; to me, dedication means work. It means sacrificing my time and energy to learn what is needed to follow my calling. Building skills takes motivation; to get good at these things, you have to put in the time. How did I get good at doing ritual? Years of work. Not hours, years. And here’s the thing–Pagan communities need excellence. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Managing Multiple Deity Relationships

All relationships can be complicated, and human to divine relationships are no different. Deepening a spirituality and developing my practice requires that we think through the relationships that we cultivate. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Compassion isn’t Sacrifice

What if we were to re-frame the idea of compassion not as an act of self-sacrifice, but as an act of self? [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Pagan Life Lessons – Sacrifice

How can we focus on our life goals when life itself seems bound and determined to prevent us from ever having time to devote to them? It’s easy to lose sight of our hopes and dreams when our schedules seem to be overflowing with distractions. [Read more…]

Socially Responsible Magic: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

How can donating money to a cause be integrated into a spiritual practice? Taylor Ellwood shares how he combines meditation and donation as a form of sacrifice into his devotions to a particular animal spirit. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: The Sacrifice

The most important sacrifice that we can make is one of our most valued possessions – time. [Read more…]

Gateway Goddess: Looking at Lent through Pagan Eyes

I used to say that as a Pagan, well, I didn’t do sacrifice. Now, I have a more subtle understanding: to sacrifice something is to offer it up to the sacred, thus increasing our own connection with Divinity. [Read more…]


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