A 2016 Voter’s Guide

Please vote. Vote your conscience. Vote in all the races. Vote for Hillary Clinton for President. And whatever you do, #NeverTrump. [Read more…]

Samhain – Burning the Old Year

Most years I’m excited about the Otherworldly aspects of Samhain. This year I’m excited about the turning of the year, because the year that started last Samhain can’t end soon enough. [Read more…]

Who Is My Co-Religionist?

We can have our own beliefs and refine them in conversation with others. We can practice parts of our religion with some people and other parts with other people. We can gather with anyone and everyone who shares our values, whether they express those values in the same way or not. [Read more…]

31 Movies for Halloween

These aren’t necessarily the best made or most influential movies, they’re the ones I like. They’re the movies that are on my shelf or that I’ll stop and watch if I see them on cable. [Read more…]

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Donald Trump and a Culture in Need of Change

It would never occur to many men to talk like Donald Trump. But the women in our lives tell us they hear crude talk and receive unwanted touches all the time. If we’re not doing it, and the people we know aren’t doing it, who is doing it? [Read more…]

A Pagan Crisis of Faith

When faced with the reality of the Gods and spirits, some Pagans revel in the confirmation of our magical worldview, despite the complications it brings. Others rationalize their experiences away in the hope they won’t have to deal with spiritual beings with minds and wills of their own. [Read more…]

A Legacy of Magic

Magic has been a part of religion since the beginnings of religion, and it is part of the polytheist religion I practice. Magic is our legacy, one we would do well to reclaim and relearn. [Read more…]

A Legacy of Oracles and Seers

Oracular work is an ancient practice that has mostly been lost to the Western world during the Christian era. Reviving it reclaims a sacred tradition and emphasizes the presence of the Gods in our world. [Read more…]