Seeking the Grail: Tolerance, Bigotry, and Paradox

I so often wonder what it is about people that leads us to this place. I see fear leading to anger and then conflict with two polarized sides. What is it about us humans? Do we really have the capacity to move past the fear and the anger, the bigotry, the egotism and “I must be right” perspective? I hope so. But hope hurts, because I see this cycle of fear and conflict over and over. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Heathens and Tolerance – Iceland, You Are *Not* Alone

Heathenry is for everyone. The tolerance and hospitality of the Icelandic Asatruar is the norm, not the exception, in the larger Heathen community. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Current Events, Electronics, Tolerance and Your Children

The kitchen table is the most powerful magical tool a Family Coven has. Use it to have conversations about important issues, and refuse to let electronic media exploit your child. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Praise the Champion; The Law and When to Break It

Parenting to tolerance is more than raising children who docilely follow the crowd or behave in ways that society finds acceptable. Tolerance requires warriors of justice who confront the unjust and change lives. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Strength in Diversity

Go back ten years or more, and there was a lot of pressure within the Pagan community to present a united front. We weren’t many, and we needed a coherent narrative that people could grasp and be persuaded by. These generalisations built us a place to stand and helped us establish a space for Paganism in this world. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Words Have Power

As witches, neo-pagans, spiritualists, heathens, druids or simply people who believe that we are affected by the unseen as well as the seen, we know words have power. How do we talk to our children about the power of words to perpetuate prejudice? [Read more…]


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