Heathen Woman: Reclaiming Our Confidence

Heather O'Brien

How do we regain and build confidence if it’s previously been lost? Like every journey, it begins with a single step. [Read more...]

Welcome to Heathen Woman

Heather O'Brien

How can a heathen woman represent herself in a way that gives a voice to her character and faith, while getting others to respectfully take notice and listen? A new column by Heather O’Brien. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: Looking at Our History (Part 5) — Feminism

Pallas Athene

Not every Pagan views their spirituality as a site of political action, but, for many of us, this has been one of the lasting gifts of Feminism. For the early Feminists, spirituality and politics were bound up in each other, and this action is mirrored in the eco-consciousness elements of Modern Paganism. [Read more...]

Making Light: Interfaith 2 – Electric Boogaloo

Salaam Y'all. Image by Sunweaver.

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: Listening as Mystery Unfolds

Image by Katrina Elena via Shutterstock

I keep meaning to write something about Anthesteria or Thargelia or something relevant to this time of year, but I’ve been distracted. A few weeks ago, I found out that I’m pregnant and I’ve been occupied with that pretty much exclusively since. The housework is slipping big time, mostly due to the utter exhaustion that [Read More...]

Framing, Limbaugh, Pagans and Christians

I have been fascinated by the collapse of the right wing attack on women that has been backfiring every since they attacked Planned Parenthood through Komen.  It seems to me it is like a kamikaze charge by the most demented foes of the feminine in all its forms, from Santorum and Romney to the ‘christian’ [Read More...]

Druid Thoughts: In Search of a Feminist Goddess

The Golden Bough by Jeroen van Valkenburg

I should begin by explaining that I am not a Wiccan, but have had close contact with Wiccans and the wider pagan community for more than a decade. Wiccans and those who draw heavily on them for inspiration, still represent the majority of pagans. In my experience, many folk who identify as ‘eclectic’ or ‘on [Read More...]