2013 Year in Review: Blog posts that should have gotten more attention (Part 2)

It’s past time I published part 2 of my 2013 Year in Review, in which I highlight some blog posts that I would like to have seen get more attention last year: posts from Alison Leigh Lilly, Julian Betkowski, and Rhyd Wildermuth. [Read more...]

Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook!

Patheos Pagan LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS PAGAN ON FACEBOOK

The Year in Review: Blog posts that should have gotten more attention (Part 1)

Instead of writing about our controversies, I want to highlight some posts that I read this year that I think should have gotten much more attention than they did — posts that are personal and practical, about communing with nature, with our gods, with each other, and with our Deep Selves. [Read more...]

Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook!

Patheos Pagan LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS PAGAN ON FACEBOOK

“I am become the Sun …”: What Baby Jesus means to this Pagan

"Virgin and Child" by WIlliam Adolphe-Bougeureau (1888)

As surely as a part of me died when I left Mormonism, something new was born inside of me, which eventually flowered into my Pagan faith. [Read more...]

Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook!

Patheos Pagan LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS PAGAN ON FACEBOOK

Putting Mabon Back in Christmas

The_Holly_King_by_RavenWillowHawk

Whenever I hear a Neo-Pagan say that the winter solstice is a “minor Sabbat”, I can’t help but roll my eyes. What makes it “minor”? The fact that Margaret Murray only listed the cross-quarters as witches’ sabbats? Because Gerald Gardner only added the quarter days as an afterthought? I suspect that this “minor” stuff is just a way of trying to keep Yule from becoming Christmas (which is anything but minor). [Read more...]

Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook!

Patheos Pagan LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS PAGAN ON FACEBOOK

Being a Privileged Pagan

privilege-tagline-kinkos-reg-poster

While the Goddess was having cakes and ale at Pagan Spirit Gathering, many lawyers and middle-class soccer dads were eating with her and her circle, for there were many who followed her. When the transexual devotional polytheist saw her eating with the lawyers and the soccer dads, they asked the Pagans: ‘Why does she eat with lawyers and soccer dads?’ On hearing this, the Goddess said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’ [Read more...]

Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook!

Patheos Pagan LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS PAGAN ON FACEBOOK

Where the sidewalk ends: Suburban enchantment

images

The chill wind was blowing gently and the cattails waved back and forth like they were animate. And I felt, for all the world, like they were talking to me. Not talking with words, but saying something nonetheless. What were they saying? I think this is what they said to me: “This is real. You are here. You are alive.” [Read more...]

Like Patheos Pagan on Facebook!

Patheos Pagan LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS PAGAN ON FACEBOOK


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X