On the Hearth and the Un-Hearthed

Whoville, Eugene, Oregon (photo by Alley Valkyrie)

It saddens–no, enrages me–that so many people do not have homes. From what I’ve learned of goddesses of the hearth, it appears to displease them, too. Hearths are sacred– everyone should have one. [Read more...]

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Oiche Fhéile Bhríde: The Eve of St. Brighid’s Feast

Tomorrow night is the eve of St. Brighid’s Feast, perhaps one of the most celebrated holidays in Ireland. No, there won’t be any mad parties or green beer; not even wild heathen drumming on the High Places. Instead, the evening is about family, purification, and continuity of ancient practices. [Read more...]

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A Choice of Worldings

"King Ludd"

Land Spirits who protest factory conditions and a spear-wielding, “strong-armed” mystical king leading the smashing of looms–worlding the gods and spirits into our lives comes down to a simple choice. [Read more...]

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A Pagan Goes To FreezerBurn

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An animist pagan attends a regional Burn and discovers how the principles of radical self-reliance and self-expression relate to her practice as a Feri Witch. [Read more...]

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Wide Angle Vision Part 2: Missing The Variables

Dice

Spiritual insights may come from an innate ability to process the relationships between many variables at once on a not-quite-conscious level. We know that humans are able to take in cues that we are not consciously aware of: body language, chemical signals, and other environmental factors. This is another sort of “wide angle vision”. [Read more...]

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Display, Filter, Conceal

The Lady of Shalott (W.M. Egley)

Losing my camera on pilgrimage helped me remember to see. [Read more...]

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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...]

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