Japan’s Fukushima Disaster and Its Impact on Fish in the Pacific Northwest

For the most part, those of us that love wild seafoods from the Pacific Northwest don’t have to worry — at least, not about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor. Sadly, it is Japan that suffers the most from Fukushima’s meltdown. As I give thanks to the Great Salmon for their life-giving abundance, I offer up prayers for the people and land of Japan. Read more

The Weight Of A University

Last week I found myself on the Glasgow University campus and was struck by the feel of it. The area taken up by University buildings, old and new, is quite large, and the whole of it has a certain weight to it. There’s a sense of something deep there. Some of the University buildings are very old. The architecture looms large. Certainly that’s part of the weight, but not all of it. There is something else. I want to say… Read more

Online worlds: places to tread with care

In online worlds, if we are to maintain cultures of openness, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Read more

Night Sounds: An Sionnach In East Cork

What does a Witch do when she hears an eerie midnight cry on a deathly still Lughnasadh night in Cork, Ireland? I’ll give you a hint – it involves human sacrifice and body odor! Read more

Land Spirits: When Things Go Bump

Relationship building is an integral part of our lives, and especially so for witches. Yet what happens when we must end a relationship, when we need to move on? This week Traci shares her personal experience of a difficult relational transition–involving stroppy Land Spirits! Read more

Graveyard Whispers

Some people think that graveyards are spooky. I find them fascinating places of deep spiritual significance. Read more

London Calling: connecting with big cities

Cities can get a bad rap in modern paganism, especially in modern witchcraft. We idealize the countryside, dreaming of our little witches’ cottage, and demonize the dirty ole towns. But cities are our unique creations, reflecting human creativity and culture like no other. This week Traci shares her tips for connecting with a true megacity — London, England. Read more

Starting From Ignorance

Last week I spoke of my children, this week I have a conversation with my Dad. I explore how growing up with the Jewish practice of questioning everything is what brought me to a distinctly Pagan path. It is the questions and the puzzling out of answers that has brought me onto this earth-based trail of Druidry and place-based eclectic religious expression. Read more

A sense of responsibility to place

Every approach to morals and ethics has its strengths and weaknesses. Elinor Predota considers Pagan ethics, and how they relate to sense of place. Read more

Passing Faith To The Next Generation

Perhaps you may think that the only Faith I gave my children was agnosticism, but it is in my questioning that my conversation on faith begins. That lack of knowing is where experience takes hold. This is the Faith that I have given to my children, and I am very proud to say that each of them have embraced it with dignity. Read more


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