Urban Witchcraft: The Power of Rot

Death and decay, forces that have concerned human-persons for millennia, are still actively propitiated in modern times. This week, Traci shares how an urban witch might sacrifice to these Great Powers, and why. [Read more…]

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Cycles of Cultural Destruction

When we talk about cycles of domestic violence, there are many things that we have learned to help families end the violence. Have we developed a theory of healing for nations? How can we hope to end the violence against cultures if we don’t? [Read more…]

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Beauty In Other People’s Faith

“God’s Work, Our Hands” the quilting volunteers’ t-shirts read. And it is God’s work: they are serving the greater good, and I am grateful that they exist.
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Getting clear about my place: the uses of withdrawal

The body, sex and pleasure are all sacred, and it is vital not to exclude any aspect of our humanity from our spiritual development. However, I do think there is a place for withdrawal, even in immanence-based spiritual paths. My sense of my own space and place in the world is stronger, more rooted, and much, much calmer for my time of withdrawal. It’s not a part of everyone’s path, but it has its place, and we should be careful not to dismiss it too glibly. [Read more…]

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Naturalizing: Bringing Our Practice Home

Much of North American paganism is influenced by imagined European ancestral practice, even when the landscape, weather patterns, and wildlife are significantly different. This week, Traci challenges us to naturalize, and put our practice where our bodies are! [Read more…]

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Scent is a magic carpet

As Marcel Proust found, our sense of smell is directly linked to memory, and a simple scent can take us to a very different place and time. [Read more…]

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Connecting with the sound of place

Sound is often neglected as a way of relating sensually to place. Elinor explores why that might be, and what we’re missing out on. [Read more…]

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