About Kathy Nance

Kathy Nance is freelance writer and green entrepreneur who lives in suburban Missouri. She has a B.S. with majors in mass communications, sociology and English. She has worked as a newspaper education reporter, feature writer and editor. Her freelance work has been published in general circulation and specialty publications in the U.S. and Great Britain. Before coming to Patheos she was a featured writer for Civil Religion, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch interfaith blog. She has organized both large and small public Pagan celebrations bringing together groups from a variety of traditions in the St. Louis area. She leaves offerings to the Fey and to her ancestors, as well as a multi-ethnic family of Gods and Goddesses who so far are content to share altar space. She can be found expressing opinions on a daily basis on Facebook and Google+, or @GatewayGoddess on Twitter.

The potent domestic magick of clutter clearing

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There is a potent domestic magic in clearing away that which no longer serves. We make room for new growth in our lives by clearing away the things we no longer use, just as we make room for new growth in our gardens by clearing away last year’s crop. [Read more...]

Love and Artistry Bring Back Songs of Babylon and Sumer

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Just as some Pagans have made it their life’s task to recreate the ancient religious practices as best they can, so too have modern musicians sought to recreate the ancient music of old Sumer and Babylon. “The Flood” is the result. [Read more...]

New Moon Shines on Potent Yule

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This year’s Winter Solstice is not only the point at which we in the Northern Hemisphere begin to move towards longer days. It also is the New Moon. Clearly, this is a potent Yule. [Read more...]

Heroic Hands Reach Out to Give Hope and Help

Those hands are the ones that make faith and love visible. Those hands are the ones that will heal. Those hands, those gestures, are the only ones that have given me hope. Those are the hands of heroes. [Read more...]

Interstellar Inspiration for the Sagittarius New Moon

The Sagittarius New Moon is a time to reach for the stars.

I saw Interstellar last weekend. And I think it is the most Sagittarian thing I have seen in ages. Looking at the stars, discovering the Gods and exploring the sciences, that’s Sagittarian territory. It’s also the thing that will save us. [Read more...]

Initiatory ordeal or bad teacher?

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It’s considered improper to speak ill of the dead. But all of us leave unfinished business. Many of us have harmed others. Some people are just hard to love. [Read more...]

Taurus Full Moon Seeds Beginnings in Life’s Endings

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Gardeners know that the soil which nurtures seeds is made of the dead leaves of many years. This full moon is a good time to reflect on the seeds planted last spring. [Read more...]


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