Fighting for Families: SCOTUS & Wendy Davis

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I usually try to steer clear of politics here so we can stay focused on Pagan family life, but the truth is that politics refuses to steer clear of our families, and this week I just don't want to let current events pass without a mention.The Supreme Court rendered decisions challenging DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and Prop 8 in California, all of which means many same sex couples are now one step closer to having their marriages and their families recognized and supported. The Wild … [Read more...]

Bridging the Gap: Why Groups Matter

I mentioned when I wrote about the book Bridging the Gap: Working Within the Dynamics of Pagan Groups and Society that I planned to do a series of posts based on quotes from the book. As I also mentioned, one of the college classes I teach is in group dynamics. The following is some basic information that I share during the first night of my in-seat class and in a video during the first week of my online class. It is pieced together from my various textbooks and is thus not specifically original … [Read more...]

Paganism, pregnancy, & parenting link round-up

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I just checked and I haven't gotten around to doing a monthly link round-up since March. Oops. There's so much good stuff that I share on Facebook and Twitter. Today I've compiled some of the recent best. But first some blog business:Pagan Families has joined Pinterest! Definitely still figuring things out over there. Come check us out and help us figure out how to pin stuff you want to see. In celebration of Birth On The Labyrinth Path's first birthday, Wild Mother Arts is offering us a … [Read more...]

Small Adventures

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Goddess of green spaces and deep places cleanse my soul.Anoint my spirit with peace and remind me to let go.Remind me of the power of appreciating that which I have.May I inhale and exhale with release and freedom.The spirit of adventure runs through my veins with the rich color of crushed raspberryMay it always run so free may it be blessed and may I be reminded of the courage and love shown in small, wild adventures. Wild black raspberries are ripe at my … [Read more...]

Bridging the Gap: Brief Review and Post Series

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Title: Bridging the Gap: Working Within the Dynamics of Pagan Groups and Society Author: Crystal Blanton Price: $19.99 148 Pages Publisher: Megalithica Books ISBN: 9781905713431Reviewed by MollyBridging the Gap is a very useful and well-done book. The author is an experienced addictions counselor and she skillfully brings her understanding of psychology and group dynamics into a pagan context, providing excellent, simple evocative metaphors that memorably bring groupwork concepts … [Read more...]

Small Sacred Places

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I feel that the small, sacred places need more attention. They often get overlooked because they aren’t great wildernesses or national parks or miles-long lengths of trail. They’re often the most vulnerable to development because who’s going to protect a half acre of grass and poison ivy in the middle of a suburb? Put a house or business there instead, or turn it into a carefully manicured park or community garden. While a home can give shelter and a garden can provide food, neither of these prov … [Read more...]

Adopting While Pagan, part 2

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This is part 2 of an interview with Tara "Masery" Miller about her experience initiating the adoption process. She writes the Staff of Asclepius blog here at Patheos and we previously published her beautiful essay about facing infertility.Yesterday I published part 1 in which I asked about why she's chosen adoption. In part 2 I ask her lots of questions about the intersection between Paganism and adoption.3. How has being Pagan affected your adoption process?First, my husband isn't Pa … [Read more...]

Adopting While Pagan, Part 1

Question mark made of puzzle pieces

This is an interview with Tara "Masery" Miller about her experience initiating the adoption process. She writes the Staff of Asclepius blog here at Patheos and we previously published her beautiful essay about facing infertility.Adoption is something I have little experience with so I'm really happy she volunteered to share her first-hand experience. She said, "I hope my experience can help other Pagan or magical families going through the adoption process or thinking about it." I hope so t … [Read more...]


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