Magical Beginnings Begin Again

I was initially taught that magic was a candle, some incense, a clear intent, a pentacle disk and a stone or two on a nicely decorated altar. Today I know that my magic needs no tools, and often comes down to my will and my action. Adding the tools help to enhance my methods. The last five years have been a fight for my life and it was that magic that helped me to make it through. [Read more…]

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Privilege and Racialist Paganism Talks at Pantheacon

Both of these recordings, done by Solar Cross Temple and hosted on Thorn’s Elemental Castings podcast, show some of the current groundbreaking work that is being done. Listening to these, and being involved in one of them, makes me hopeful that these conversations are happening today. [Read more…]

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A Community Influx: The Journey to Redefine the Umbrella

This community is not the same as the one I entered a little over 11 years ago. The Pagan community is growing to include some of the very intricate differences among its practitioners. This makes me hopeful, hopeful in ways that I never really thought I would be able to see for the future of this community [Read more…]

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Kwanzaa in a Pagan Home: My Spiritual, Pride Practice

I am ending this year with pride and culture. I have been hesitant to start the practice of Kwanzaa in my home for some time, not because I did not believe in the value of its practice, but because of…. fear. It is the continuous fear of breaking away from overculture, even though I am Pagan, and a Black woman. [Read more…]

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Call for Writers– Bringing Race to the Table: An Exploration of Racism in the Pagan Community

Very excited to announce this new writing opportunity to the community. This book will expand beyond the personal stories of the Shades of Faith series and into the voices of the community (not just Pagans of color) and into the realm of the academic. Please spread the word, pass it along, and consider writing for [Read More…]

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Grieving the Loss of Hope: Healing in the Dark of Injustice

After I watched the verdict come in, my children came home from the park. I looked at the variation of their brown-colored faces and thought, “I don’t know how to convince my children that they matter.” The realization that I cannot keep them safe was staggering. [Read more…]

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My Thirty Day Challenge: A Different Kind of Black History Month

The history we have learned about Black people, Africans, Atlantic slave trade, the middle passage, US laws, the constitution, social injustice, crimes of humanity here against other races, Jim Crow, and current policies that are targeted at specific races are streamlined in a way that leaves out the truth. [Read more…]

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Not That Far Away: Honoring My Mom on Mother’s Day

Three years have passed since she died… three years and a couple of months. And every year the pain is easier to bear, but her presence is harder to feel. I think the more that time passes, I realize that one of the things I do have is the understanding of how much I really am my mother. [Read more…]

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Acknowledging the Complex Process of Coming Out on “Pagan Coming Out” Day

Pagan Coming Out day is a powerful day in so many ways. Not only does this day act as a type of religious diversity day, and a stance against religious discrimination for Pagans. It is also meant as a means of support for those who are able to be open with who they are spiritually as Pagans. [Read more…]

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

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

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