Nine Things I Think

PPD 2013 24

Nine Things I Think is an irregular feature whenever I have a list of things I want to talk about that aren’t long enough for their own individual posts.  There’s no theme, just nine things I want to bring to your attention.  Feel free to expand on any of these topics in the comments section. This isn’t entirely a Pantheacon post, but I’ve still got a few odds and ends better suited for this format than for their own posts, so here goes. 1) Maybe I’m just getting old and grumpy … [Read more...]

A Libation Without a Prayer is Just a Spilled Drink

sacrifice 02.22.14 01

I love panel discussions.  They’re filled with knowledgeable people who bring wisdom and insight to a subject, and they’re usually moderated by someone who knows when to let the panelists run and when to bring them back on topic.  Panel discussions inform me, challenge me, give me food for thought – and they inspire blog posts. Somehow I only managed to attend one panel discussion at Pantheacon, but it was a good one.  “Sacrifice and Modern Paganism” was organized by the Coru … [Read more...]

Temple of the Morrigan

photo by Alex Mar

Some of the Pantheacon hospitality suites included small altars or shrines, similar to the installations many Pagans have in our homes.  But one stood out – the Temple of the Morrigan, built and maintained by the Coru Cathubodua.  It was the site of the most powerful experience of my time at the convention, and I hope it will inspire others to create temples at Pagan events around the world. Structure of the Temple Some sacred things should be photographed and some shouldn’t.  I … [Read more...]

Pantheacon Recap

badge and ribbons 2014

Last year I wrote about my Pantheacon envy and said “maybe 2014 will be my year.”  This year I decided I needed to go, period.  I did and I had a great time.  It wasn’t a transformative religious experience, but it was a great experience of community and I’m very glad I went. This is what I did while I was there.  I’ll have at least two and maybe more posts exploring some of the workshops and rituals, but I’m going to start with a high level recap. One of the reasons I had … [Read more...]

Nine Things I Think

This is Alaska, not Russia.  A) I've never been to Russia, and B) it's a pretty cool picture anyway.

Nine Things I Think is an irregular feature whenever I have a list of things I want to talk about that aren’t long enough for their own individual posts.  There’s no theme, just nine things I want to bring to your attention.  Feel free to expand on any of these topics in the comments section. 1) I’m really enjoying reading the accounts of Pagan Tea Time conversations.  There’s nothing quite like meeting someone in person, but Skype is a very useful – and affordable – … [Read more...]

Nine Things I Think

ice storm Dec2013 12

Nine Things I Think is an irregular feature whenever I have a list of things I want to talk about that aren’t long enough for their own individual posts.  There’s no theme, just nine things I want to bring to your attention.  Feel free to expand on any of these topics in the comments section. 1)  A recent commenter asked if my thoughts on something were “common among OBOD.”  Short answer – probably not. Both of my primary spiritual groups – the Order of Bards, Ovates and … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X