Dropping the Crystal Ball with A Little Grace, or How to Do Spirituality When Religion Is Too Much

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By Tamilia R. I am a devotional polytheist, among other things. I am not an initiate in any particular tradition but have developed and maintained my own religious practice over the years. I incorporate some African-American Folk Tradition, African Traditional Religion (ATR), Hellenic, Germanic, and Roman religious practices into my work with the gods, ancestors, [Read More...]

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Crafting New Holiday Traditions, or Blessed Sol-Mas Tide! by Tamilia R.

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For the last week, during prime holiday time, I have been comfortably installed in my childhood home in sunny Florida sipping tea, eating three square home-cooked meals per day, and enjoying my mother’s company. As I mentioned in a previous post, my mother is not Pagan but she identifies as spiritual. She views herself as [Read More...]

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Becoming a Great Mother by Reluctant Spider

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At the time of writing I’m 6 months into growing the physical vessel of a future human-beast-god, a little boy. Conceived on purpose near Summer Solstice, he’s due to make a Malkuth appearance not long after Spring Equinox. Apparently I wanted to play this one close to the archetypal chest because what is happening is a sacred and mythic story – in my body, my family, my psyche. As days turned into weeks of pregnancy, I realized I needed to prepare within myself as much as I needed a nursery. As I began rummaging through who I thought I was, I realized how uncomfortable I was with dwelling within one of the obvious basics: Mother. [Read more...]

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The Nature on the Inside by Cecily Joy Willowe

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The immanent Goddess is not only in the great outdoors. You can even bring the Goddess home with you. Honestly, she was always there to begin with. One of the many reasons why I like doing my daily rituals at home is because it reminds that nature is home. The Goddess is in my house with me every morning, day and night. [Read more...]

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Guest Post: Honoring Troublesome Ancestors by Cecily Joy Williams, M.Div.

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There is no greater benefit to working with troublesome ancestors than learning who you really were, are, and will become by facing your wounds and fears and coming up on the other side. [Read more...]

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It’s In the Blood

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by Porsha Williams I was conversing lightly with my ‘male bestie’ earlier this week, while watching his DVR’d first episode of “Sleepy Hollow” on NBC.  As avid sci-fi and fantasy fans, we found ourselves immediately sucked into the lushness of this show.  Within the set of scenes that came after the commercial break, we both [Read More...]

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The Mystery School of Motherhood and The Principle of Correspondence

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By Dava Greely “Just as knowledge of the principles of geometry enables a man to measure distant suns and other movements while seated in his observatory, so a knowledge of The Principle of Correspondence enables Man to reason intelligently from the known to the unknown. Studying the monad, he understands the archangel.” – The Kybalion ***WARNING: [Read More...]

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A Few Thoughts on Aging and Paganism

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When I am elderly, where will I go to get care and assistance with daily living? As a witch, as a pagan, as a lesbian, there are few places for me. For a witch of color, there are even fewer places. [Read more...]

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200 Words: Patheos Blogger Challenge by Porsha Williams

Creation IS religion; creation IS chaos. Creation is magick, creation is exaltation AND abomination. Even though I’m making up phrases & quotes as I go; you cannot have pleasure w/out pain. You cannot have light without the dark. [Read more...]

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Stepping Out of the Broom Closet and Gliding Across Boundaries

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Dava Greely writes: I love being pagan. Witchcraft has opened up a whole new world for me. But… I realize that I’ve still only really got, like, a pinky toe out of the broom closet. [Read more...]

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