(Partheno)Genesis: A Feminist Midrash

"Tree of Life" by Liba W Stambollion

In the beginning, before the Goddess (Elat) gave birth to the Earth, before the gods were born, Earth was not, nor the Heavens above. … [Read more...]

Finding the Pagan Goddess in a Mormon temple

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Mormons believe in a Heavenly Mother, but are not allowed to pray to or even speak about her. It’s very strange to have a part of your dogma that is taboo to speak about. And it was painful for me, to have the possibility of communion with the Divine Feminine open and shut to me in one movement. [Read more...]

“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...]

My Goddess is gross

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“This is your Goddess,” my wife said to me smiling.

“It’s the slimy side of her,” I responded.

“This is life,” she said. [Read more...]

Why I am grateful for Paganism: The comfort and the affliction

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A friend told me that true religion should “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”. And this is what Paganism has been for me. And this is why I am grateful. [Read more...]

Naming the Whirlwind: speaking of “God”

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What words or phrases do you use to name that experience of mystery and wonder which many people call “God”? [Read more...]


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