Two Books to Shift Your Approach to Paganism

Sacred Gifts & Irish Paganism

Two short reviews of two short books: Sacred Gifts by Kirk Thomas and Irish Paganism by Morgan Daimler. [Read more...]

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Symposium

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Part of being Pagan is re-creating the customs of our ancient ancestors. On Saturday evening, a group of Pagans in Denton, Texas re-created the Greek custom of the symposium: a long, leisurely evening of food, wine, and conversation. [Read more...]

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Practicing Through the Hurt

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The world is hard and it’s getting harder. You might as well be who and what you’re called to be – and be it with the rest of your community. [Read more...]

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Enough With The Holiday Ridiculousness Already!

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What was a joyous and magical month in my childhood is now a three-month-long slog through endless advertising and manufactured outrage. Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, and the many late December holidays are not the same holy days, but they share the same season, and those who celebrate them need to learn to play nice. [Read more...]

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Our Pagan Religions Are Never Settled

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Our religious debates will never end. And contrary to what those of us who are tired of all the arguing may think (a group that includes me), that’s a good thing. [Read more...]

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6 Benefits of Perseverance

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Half of life is just showing up – the other half is sticking with things long enough for them to pay off. It’s not quitting when things get hard or unpleasant, it’s remembering why you started a journey in the first place. I see six benefits of perseverance. [Read more...]

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Pagan Teaching Models and My Approach

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A lot of beginners are enamored with the idea of having a teacher, but not so enamored with doing the work that teachers ask students to do. This is how I learned, and this is how I teach those who come to me. [Read more...]

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Feri Seekers and the Ivy League Syndrome

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Over 94% of the people who want to go to Harvard don’t get in. So they go somewhere else and they do fine. As with colleges, which magical or spiritual tradition you study is far less important than doing the work and participating in the life of the community. [Read more...]

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