The Liberation of the Earth

Familiar to Anarchists and Witches...

Many of the ancestors of Modern Paganism were anti-Capitalists, and the reason for this is beneath our feet. [Read more...]

Capitalism and the Spirit of Place

My home for 13 years

When we decide to move from one place to another, to leave a city for a new one, or a suburb, or the countryside, we individually weigh multiple factors. Amongst those are economic and aesthetic concerns. We each experience this as a set of decisions based on free-will, but there is an external engine that affects these internal decisions. [Read more...]

Sharing Your Home

For some Pagans, the first thing to do before moving into a new home or shortly after is to cleanse the house and try to rid it of unwelcome ghosts, spirits, fae, or any of the spiritual residue of previous inhabitants. I’d like to offer a different view on the subject, and suggest that it is worth opening yourself up to the possibility of sharing your home with the spirits who were there before you. [Read more...]

The Texas Cool Season: when life rejoices!

museum in my neighborhood : replanted with native grasses

As most of pagandom welcomes the dark, cold time of winter, Traci relishes the blessed Ancestral breath that brings cool respite to Texas. [Read more...]

Oiche na Sprideanna Approaches

Traditional_Irish_halloween_Jack-o'-lantern

As the Irish festival of Samhain approaches, Traci shares some little known lore about this time in the Irish year. [Read more...]

Getting clear about my place: the uses of withdrawal

The view to the east from our house.

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...]

Stories of Gods and mortals: myth and Pagan practice

The constellation of Orion, the first I learnt to associate with its Ancient Greek origin story. Picture by Mouser, used under Creative Commons license: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mouser

The Gods of Pagan mythologies are involved not in an elaborate theology, but in an interweaving of tales of basic human-like needs, urges and relationships – sometimes mapped to land, weather and cultural practices. [Read more...]


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