Archives for January 2013

Whither the Word Witch

Are the producers of “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” insulting Modern Witches, or just simply using another definition of the word witch? Are Witch and Wiccan synonyms? Can I ask some more questions here? [Read more…]

Refusing to Paint With Broad Strokes

Why the antagonism? Let’s not forget that people outside of our own faith tradition are often fighting the same battles we are. Besides, none of us have a stranglehold on the truth. [Read more…]

The Super Bowl and Pagan Disconnect

Imbolc Rituals on Super Bowl Sunday? Why do so many Pagans seem unaware of the Super Bowl? Could it be a giant case of Pagan Disconnect? [Read more…]

Starlets, Whiskey, and Me: A Trip to the AEE in Las Vegas

Is it possible to find the sacred at AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo? Probably not, but it’s still a good way to waste a few hours. Pictures, and the occasional insight on America’s biggest adult fan fest. [Read more…]

Imbolc Ritual 2013

This was the first public ritual (outside of festival) that I wrote and presented for public consumption out here in Northern California. Be warned, this is not an Imbolc Ritual for the Midwest, but it might work in the Southeast or other places that are green and rainy this time of year. [Read more…]

The Confusion of Imbolc

(This post originally appeared on Agora back in February of 2012; it was my first post on Patheos. I always liked this particular piece and felt as if I had abandoned it by not moving it over to RtH. It’s not exactly the same post, I did some editing and added a few things, but [Read More…]

Sex, Ritual, and Las Vegas

A couple of quick reflections on the “sex positive’ tendencies of the Pagan Community, and a little worry from the author as he prepares to attend the Adult Entertainment Expo. Yes, you read that last part properly. [Read more…]

Big Tent Syndrome (Or Running To the Word Pagan)

The debate on using the word “Pagan” continues. [Read more…]

Running From the Word Pagan

The only way to really distance one’s self from being a Pagan is to leave behind all of the other people who call themselves Pagan. [Read more…]

40 Years 40 Things

In 40 years on this Earth I haven’t learned very much, but I have cultivated a lot of opinions. Join me in some self indulgence as I address ritual, deity, horned gods, and buffalo chicken. [Read more…]