An alternative conception of divine reciprocity

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I have a new post up at Humanistic Paganism entitled, “‘As the gods pour, so do mortals’: An alternative conception of divine reciprocity”.  Come over and check it out. [Read more...]

Why this Pagan cares about the LDS Ordain Women movement

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Change is coming. It’s not going to come as quickly or as completely as I want, but it is happening right now. And we Pagans have played and continue to play a role in that change. [Read more...]

Single File Spirituality: Community for Spiritual Introverts

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I need to let go of this abstract idea of what participation in a religious community should look like. Instead of thinking of community as a cocktail party — which is overwhelming for me — I need to think about community more in terms of individual relationships. [Read more...]

I miss you already Margot

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None of the recent deaths of prominent Pagans has struck me so hard as the death of Margot Adler. Here are some reflections on her life, and Margot’s own words on what death meant to her. [Read more...]

How the world’s largest living thing made proto-Pagans out of my Mormon family

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We need to invite people to participate in simple rituals that will help them form a living bond with the earth. We Pagans can help people feel that. But first we have to let go of this idea that people will magically find their way to Paganism if it’s right for them. We need to get over our timidness and our excuses. We need to let go of the idea that sharing our faith is the same thing as pushing it on people. We have something the world desperately needs and, if there is such a thing as sin, then it is a sin for us to hide our faith in the closet. [Read more...]

The Allergic Pagan at Play: “wild” nature as soul food

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Even while I sat at home scratching my poison ivy, I never once regretted the trip to the woods. I enjoyed every minute of it. And I wondered what it was about this experience that that I find so satisfying. The vistas were beautiful. We saw some fascinating rock formations. And I loved climbing on the rocks. But it was more than that. I just loved being in the woods. Before the trip, I felt a profound longing to get into the woods again. While we were there, I felt like I was right where I needed to be. And when we left, I felt really satisfied, kind of like like I had eaten a really good meal, but in a spiritual sense. [Read more...]


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