Self Actualization, Spiritual Oneness, Freedom and the Fourth of July

We cannot break the glass ceiling if we do not recognize that it is glass. We cannot celebrate diversity, freedom, acceptance and love of one another if we are too busy pretending or ignoring the fact that we STILL do not understand what any of those words mean, and we do not practice it today. And having a BBQ with fireworks does not equate freedom, it is a distraction from the true fight that many Americans are still fighting….. unless we remember. [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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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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Deadline Extended for Shades of Ritual; Minority Voices in Practice Anthology

The deadline for submissions is being extended to give in hopes of getting some additional submissions. We have gotten some good ones, and are hoping to circulate the call for submissions to attract more pieces that are reflective of practice, rituals, prayers, songs, or other forms of integrating Pagan spirituality. If there are any questions, [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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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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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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