The Challenges of Family Rituals

I’ve now posted all eight of my family seasonal celebrations: Winter Solstice (Yule) Myth: The Sun Child and Mother Night. Activity: We released lanterns with New Year’s wishes on the longest night. Lesson: In the darkest time of our lives, there is always hope. Mid-Winter (Brigid) Myth: Cerridwen’s Cauldron of Inspiration Activity: We melted snow [Read More...]

Soul-Centered Paganism

This post is Part 3 of a 3-part series on my evolving sense of Pagan identity.  In Part 1 of this series, I admitted to being guilty of a kind of Pagan fundamentalism in my conception of the Pagan community.  In Part 2, I envisioned a Pagan community consisting of (at least) three centers with [Read More...]

My Neopagan Beliefs

What does it mean to me to be Neopagan?  Part of it is believing certain things about the world, humanity, divinity, and life.  Here is my Neopagan credo.  This is not an attempt to define Neopaganism for anyone else.  This is just (part of) what being Neopaganism means to me. 1.  PANTHEISM: “God” is found [Read More...]

Family Spring Equinox Ritual

Here’s my outline for our upcoming family Spring Equinox celebration: Lord and Lady Day Spring Equinox Prelude: “Freya and Frey” chant by Thorn Coyle and Sharron Knight Hail to Freya, beauty of the North Seer of the hidden realms within Whose golden braids entwine the hearts of lovers Be welcome, lusty queen of wild things [Read More...]

Pantheacon 2012 (Part 3): Rituals

I attended many rituals over over the 3 day Pantheacon event.  I want to talk about each of them briefly and then talk a little about what it is like to attend so many rituals in such a short period. Day 1: Friday (starting the in the afternoon) Opening Ritual by Glenn Turner The first [Read More...]

D.H. Lawrence, the proto-Pagan (part 2)

I’ve previously posted about D. H. Lawrence before.  I am fascinated by his ideas, especially by his shorter writings.  (I am still trying to trudge through Sons and Lovers, which is supposed to be his best novel.)  Professor Hutton identified Lawrence as a proto-Pagan in his Triumph of the Moon.  But an entire book could [Read More...]


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