August 28, 2018

A monster is “other” – not like us. But who decides who’s a monster and who isn’t? Whatever your feelings about monsters or your identity with them, it’s good to understand what goes into making a monster and why you probably should put the torch and pitchfork down. Read more

August 26, 2018

The role of journalism is to tell the members of the community what’s going on, and to provide enough context for readers to understand it and draw their own conclusions. Sometimes that means writing about things that make us uncomfortable, or that we’d rather keep hidden away or silenced. Read more

August 23, 2018

What do you do when a “shaman” tells you that Pan is watching over your family? Be very, very skeptical… Read more

August 21, 2018

How can someone move past the feeling of being behind if they start their Pagan practice later in life? It starts with beginning a dedicated practice. Read more

August 19, 2018

The first time your spell brings results, you’re likely to dismiss it as a coincidence. The second time you’ll dismiss it as confirmation bias. But after the ninth or tenth or fiftieth time, the results add up. Now it’s easier to assume that magic is real than to assume it’s not. Read more

August 16, 2018

There have been witches in all societies, including societies that aggressively hunted and killed them. There are good reasons why people practice witchcraft even at great risk to their lives: because it’s necessary. If the only options are submission or witchcraft… well, that’s a pretty clear choice, isn’t it? Read more

August 14, 2018

If you’ve asked if Cyn and I are a couple, or if you’ve wondered about it but didn’t ask, I don’t want an apology. I don’t want you to mind your own business. I want you to abandon the unstated assumptions of patriarchal culture and start building a consent culture. Read more

August 12, 2018

We live in fearful times – or so we’re told. Politicians attempt to exploit our fears, while others claim fear is only an illusion and attempt to shame those who are afraid. Sometimes fear is rational. Other times it’s not. Most times it’s a little of both, and that makes it really complicated. But through reason and experience, we can keep fear from controlling our lives. Read more

August 9, 2018

Even if there is One True Way, we have no way of knowing which one it is. If your standard is certainty, your only honest alternative is to be an agnostic and accept that you can know nothing. Or perhaps, choosing the “right” religion isn’t what’s most important. Read more

August 7, 2018

I’ve had a running conversation with a Christian who asks a lot of questions. Most of them are reasonable-sounding questions, but they carry assumptions that are not relevant to a worldview grounded in polytheism… including the assumption that nothing of value is lost when entire religions are wiped from the face of the Earth. Read more

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