Wiccanate Privilege Discussion at Pantheacon

“Wiccanate” is a term coined by Johnny Rapture, and it refers to American Neo-Pagan theological ideas and liturgical forms common to large public Pagan gatherings and rituals, which are derived from Wicca, but are perceived to be “generic” or “universal” to Paganism. “Wiccanate privilege” is a phrase that has been going round in polytheist circles recently. It refers to the ways in which Wicca-inspired ritual and theology are assumed to be normative for Paganism as a whole. [Read more...]

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Pantheacon 2014 Report

From right: Me trying to become cool by osmosis, Jason Mankey, PSVL, Nikki Whiting, John Beckett

I’m on the plane right now, headed back home from Pantheacon.  It’s been exciting and exhausting.  This year, I didn’t feel like I had to fill every time slot with something, which was good because I was wiped out as it was.  There are a few events that I want to devote an entire post [Read More...]

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These aren’t the gods you’re looking for.

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At some point in your spiritual journey, you have to stop looking over other people’s shoulders and wondering what’s in their god box, wondering if someone might be having a deeper spiritual experience than you. I guess I am at that point. I like my god box just fine. I’m pretty sure it’s empty. In any case, it’s my box and I’m keeping it. [Read more...]

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The space between the words

Mandy Martin, "Wanderers in the desert of the real"

Words do have meanings. And those meanings are important. Without them, we could not communicate with one another. But our words should serve us; we should not serve them. Life happens the space between the words. [Read more...]

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I hate ewe’s milk.

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Personally, my February celebration has nothing to do with sheep or with milk — except that both are white and so is the snow on the ground outside right now. [Read more...]

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So Sannion, Galina Krasskova, and John Halstead walk into a bar, and the bartender says …

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You thought it wasn’t possible.  You thought it couldn’t be done.  But I have lived to tell the story! I’m here to tell you that you can sit down with that person from the Internet who you think hates you and have a civil, even friendly, conversation.  Tonight, I had Pagan Tea Time over Skype [Read More...]

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