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

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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...]

Cherish Our Polytheists: The balkanization of our community and what is at stake

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Each time someone withdraws from Paganism, we lose not only their company, but also their voice. They withdraw not only from our community, but also from our conversation. And we lose some of the diversity of opinion that is essential to a healthy marketplace of ideas. [Read more...]


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