Archives for March 2012

Seduced by “The Occult”

Lisa Mladinich, a Catholic blogger on Patheos, posted a story earlier this week titled “Killing Us Softly: Seduced by the Occult.” To summarize, her 14-month-old daughter started “scrawling all over her papers with a black crayon.” This concerned Ms. Mladinich. The daughter stopped after attending Mass, but started again after Ms. Mladinich visited her massage [Read More…]

The Annunciation and True Polytheism

Yesterday, Niki Whiting posted an essay on The Annunciation, the Christian feast commemorating the visit of the angel Gabriel to Mary, telling her she would be the virgin mother of Jesus. Though Niki found she couldn’t remain in Christianity and has found a home in Paganism, she has done extensive study on Mary and feels [Read More…]

The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games I don’t pay a lot of attention to popular culture, but it’s been pretty hard to miss the commotion around this weekend’s premiere of The Hunger Games. It looked interesting and Cathy wanted to see it (although neither of us have read the book) so we [Read More…]

Learning Tarot

Denton CUUPS had our first Introduction to Tarot class last night. We have quite a few true beginners and this was the first time I’ve been in a Tarot class in five years – it was a good reminder of what it takes to truly learn Tarot. Or perhaps I should say, what it took [Read More…]

An Instant of Balance

The Spring Equinox occurs Tuesday at 12:14 AM Central Time. The next Dark Moon will be Thursday at 9:37 AM, and the following Full Moon will be April 6 at 2:19 PM. Summer Solstice is June 20 at 6:09 PM. I go back and forth with how I feel about considering important astronomical events with [Read More…]

Ostara Soundtrack

Thanks to all who came out to last night’s Denton CUUPS Ostara Circle. It was a very nice turnout, especially considering it was Saint Patrick’s Day and some of our regular folks had obligations elsewhere. Here are last night’s Songs of Ostara. Prelude: Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares (The Bulgarian Female Vocal Choir) – Polegnala [Read More…]

Denton CUUPS Tarot Classes

Dolores Nabors I know, most of you who read this blog aren’t anywhere close to Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth, McKinney, or any of the other cities in North Texas. I post these events because a few of you are local, but mainly to say “this is what one moderately active Pagan group does.” So, if [Read More…]

Before the Temples

It would be wonderful to have a Pagan temple in every city. Or perhaps many temples, representing many traditions. They would serve as centers of worship, focuses for worship (i.e. – statues and permanent altars), and gathering places for the community. More importantly, they would make tangible public statements that “we are here” and “we’re [Read More…]