Ways That Pantheacon 2013 Supported Change for Pagans of Color

Shades of Ritual ladies. Picture taken by Lisa Spiral.

Here is my short list wrap up of the ways that Pantheacon has supported the movement of change around racial diversity at its 2013 event and within the community. [Read more...]

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I’m not as evolved as I like to think I am

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Recently, someone I love very much was harmed by the actions of another person. I have been sad and I have been angry. I have been scared and raging and, periodically, in the midst of all of that, I have managed to sit down and meditate or pray and re-center myself. I have realized, in this process, that I am not as elevated and spiritual as I would like to believe. [Read more...]

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Inspiration, Reflection and Justice; Spirituality Through The Voices Of Our Leaders

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Quotes on justice and equality for Black History Month. [Read more...]

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A plague o’ both your houses: historical trauma, the collective shadow and the Pagan community

Mercutio (played by Harold Perrineau) yelling the famous line in 1996 version of Romeo and Juliet.

Why don’t we have rituals and ceremonies that allow us to embrace the shadows of our history? Why don’t we have rites of passage to empower and mark the transition from our past trauma into a place of spiritual wholeness? [Read more...]

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Guest Post: Year and a Day Journey

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The last year of my life has been the harshest, most terrifying adventure I’ve ever been on. But, in the midst of it, I have grown so much stronger, wiser, and more beautiful. [Read more...]

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A Wordless Definition

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There is a lot of talk about definitions, labels, and the like within the Pagan community right now. But I prefer not to talk so much about it. My beliefs in spirituality, be it Pagan or whatever title I choose, push me to action. My spiritual life is about action. [Read more...]

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Spell Casting Anytime and Anywhere

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I like to make wishes on my sneezes. When I sneeze the entire house knows about it. I can rock a city block — especially since I stop everything, throw my head back and my arms in the air and roar, “CHOOOOOO!” or “CHAO!” or “ARRAOOOGHH!” [Read more...]

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Guest Post: The Seasonal Celebrations Continue: A Pagan’s Tribute to Additional Cultural Holy Days

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My ‘holy days,’ as I like to call them, begin with Solstice on December 21st, followed by celebrating Christmas with my family, then Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Here, I’d like to share with you about the latter two. [Read more...]

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Things From 2012 I Am Grateful For And What I am Willing to Fight For in 2013

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Gratefulness is a core principal in my practice. I must connect to those things that make me who I am and work to integrate them into my understanding of my path. [Read more...]

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Guest Post: I Know What You Did Last Solstice

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Yesterday, I revisited last year’s Solstice list. To my surprise, I overcame everything that I wrote down, and gained everything that I asked for. The list alone reconfirmed my beliefs, and allowed me to reflect on the pivotal moments that have brought me to where I am today. [Read more...]

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