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

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

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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Spell Casting Anytime and Anywhere

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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May the Gods Walk in Connecticut Tonight

As I mourn for the loss of innocent lives today, I think about the senseless violence that has become a part of the history of this nation. I think about the way that we hurt one another and continue to devalue the importance of human life. [Read more…]

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True Holiday Spirituality in Action

My spiritual routine requires a level of empathy towards others and working to understand my own levels of privilege. For the holiday season, we should all be thinking about what we can do for others. It does not require money to do something: a conversation could mean the world to someone that is otherwise forgotten. [Read more…]

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My Traditional Pagan, Thanksgiving Holiday

My roots are deep into the lands of the South, rich in culture, wrapped in survival and polished with history. The foods of my family represent the stories of struggle that continue to whisper the messages of our lineage. [Read more…]

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Discovering my Inner, Nappy Headed Goddess

My hair is kinky. It is frizzy and so unlike what I am used to. I have been close to going natural with my hair for some time now, and yet society always pulls me back. [Read more…]

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