Seeking the Grail: Beneath the Surface of Faith

In my own path of spiritual seeking, I frequently reflect on my religion, my spirituality. I think about the mysteries beneath the surface of the world, and about the things that I don’t know…that I can’t know…but that doesn’t stop me from wondering. And I occasionally wonder what drew me to this particular spiritual path in the first place. [Read more…]

The Path of She: Wake to Goodness, Wake to Goddess

Though the Goddess as the feminine face of Divinity is foreign to our modern, encultured sensibilities, we can rediscover Her life-nurturing presence through the simple exercise of witnessing ours and others’ best impulses and actions. When we wake to goodness, we wake to Goddess. [Read more…]

The Path of She: Our Sovereign Souls

To claim and live from our inner sovereignty is a revolutionary act. We step away from a culture determined to control us from the outside-in, and we step into the inside-out imperatives of our soul. Be bold; dare to live on your own terms, shining outward your unique essence and best gifts to a hungry world waiting for your authentic presence. [Read more…]

Making Light: Hephaestos

Bury everything I’ve made and very little of my industry will survive a thousand years to be studied by archaeologists apart from a little bit of pottery. I’m a textiles person and a painter. But here we have a guy who works with metal and gears who gets it. While that’s not my art, I have a very deep appreciation for the minds of makers in all the arts. Athene is software; Hephaestos is hardware. When both function together, they are more than the sum of their parts. [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…]

Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part Two)

Continuing her series on depression and suicide, Sable Aradia discusses some uniquely Pagan coping tools as complementary therapies. [Read more…]

Jewish Witch: My Devotionals, Part One – The Shema

It’s funny–whenever my practice begins to falter, whenever I get tied up in how to please this deity or how to work that spell, it’s science that helps me center myself. The Tree of Life and the breathing Earth. The race of electrons and the swirl of galaxies. These things are my declaration. My Shema. [Read more…]

Alone In Her Presence: Ecstatic Monism – All Goddess…

I am an ecstatic monist, and I know there are many like me who are something like “spiritual but not religious” and not quite Wiccan, who are not Neo Goddess Feminist but are living in the lap of the Great Mother. Like me, these men and women are “all Goddess all the time” and are Alone In Her Presence. For us, the ecstatic monist Goddess is the immanent vessel that dwells within each of us and that is us, She that is the totality of everything and nothing. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: Spirituality in Heathenry

If we go through the motions of historically-based practice without actively communing with the gods, we become mere students of anthropology instead of engaged people of heathen beliefs and practice. [Read more…]

Heathen Woman: Patron Gods and the Pledging of Ourselves

There has been a lot of discussion lately about choosing a patron god in heathenry and whether doing so is of spiritual importance. Personally, I think: to each their own. Spirituality, after all, is individualistic. If, however, the decision to choose a patron comes at the expense of excluding the other gods, then it becomes a practice that ignores the premise behind a polytheistic faith. [Read more…]


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