Be The Light – A UU Chalice Lighting

A UU chalice lighting for the Sunday after the election. [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…]

Mabon – A Solitary Ritual

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices, and even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them on the holy days. Here’s a solitary ritual for Mabon, to honor Manannan mac Lir and to explore the mysteries of the Otherworld. [Read more…]

Lughnasadh – A Solitary Ritual

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices, and even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them on the holy days. Here’s a solitary ritual for Lughnasadh, to honor the Master of All Arts and to celebrate the arts in which we are skilled. [Read more…]

Summer Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

What are you doing for the Summer Solstice? Here’s a solitary ritual that celebrates the Solstice and honors the land spirits, the ancestors, and of course, the Sun. It’s simple and powerful, but there’s one catch: you have to get up really early. [Read more…]

The Authority to Initiate

Without the lineage and heritage of a recognized group, is an initiation valid? There are two sources of authority by which a group of non-lineaged Pagans can perform initiations. [Read more…]

Initiation

Previously I’ve written about how to plan and compose initiation rituals. This is how we actually did it in 2012. [Read more…]

Composing Initiation Rituals

A member of your Pagan group has asked you for an initiation. You’re not part of an organization that has an established initiation ritual and a policy on who can be initiated. Now what do you do? [Read more…]