Summer Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

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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...]

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Love in Fearful Times

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Courage is a virtue, but if we are not mindful our courage can lead us to attack the symbols of our fear and not its root cause. It can lead us to attack the wrong things and the wrong people. Sometimes, the antidote to fear is love. [Read more...]

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The Book of the Great Queen

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The Morrígan is a fitting Goddess for our times, and The Book of the Great Queen is the most complete and thorough guide yet written to honoring Her and taking up Her great work. [Read more...]

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You Have A Destiny

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The future is not fixed. I’m not a special snowflake and neither are you. But you still have a destiny. Actually, you have two. [Read more...]

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A Skeptic’s Guide to Gods and Spirits

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We live in a thoroughly materialist culture – many of us are reluctant to discuss our spiritual experiences for fear of being dismissed, ridiculed, or even shunned. Yet these experiences are real, powerful, and waiting for us to figure out what they mean. What can skeptics do when they counter Gods and spirits? [Read more...]

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The Obligations of Religion

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The freedom of Paganism is a great thing, but let’s remember that good, strong, meaningful religion also carries obligations. [Read more...]

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A Pagan at Donner Pass

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We treat Nature as something other, something to be conquered and exploited, never remembering that like the Donner Party, our ill-informed actions have very real consequences. [Read more...]

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The Authority to Initiate

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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...]

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