Ostara – A Solitary Ritual

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Many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another. Here’s an Ostara ritual for celebrating Spring and new beginnings, suitable for a solitary setting. [Read more...]

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When You Can’t Turn It Over To God

Southwestern Colorado 2009

Life is complicated. We can’t pretend it’s not, and we can’t expect a divine helicopter parent to take care of it for us. But we have resources for dealing with life’s complications, and we are far more resourceful than most of us assume. [Read more...]

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Winter Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

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Many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another. Here’s a ritual that will help you experience the mystery and wonder of the Winter Solstice in a solitary setting. [Read more...]

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Why I Worship the Gods

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This is why I worship the Gods, and why I think that’s a good thing even if the Gods aren’t always as pleasant as we’d like them to be. [Read more...]

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Devotion to Danu

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If we lived in a polytheist society, honoring a new-to-you deity would be no more difficult than making a fine dinner for a visiting relative you had never met. But since we don’t, this is how I have connected with and honored the Goddess Danu. [Read more...]

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Nurturing Polytheism

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It seems like nurturing Goddesses and Gods are underrepresented in devotional polytheism. Is that true, and if so, what does it mean? [Read more...]

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Portrait of Danu

Danu by Tesa

When an artist offers her devotion to a Mother Goddess, beautiful things can be created. [Read more...]

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Tending the Altar

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I look at my altar several times each day, but it’s been months since I saw the altar as a whole, living thing. It was cluttered – just like my mind. Not to the point of dysfunction, but badly enough to keep me from being focused on what I need to do. Time to tend the altar. [Read more...]

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