A Community Ritual

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We use ritual to praise the gods, acknowledge the change of the seasons, and to find ourselves on the Wheel of the Year, but ritual can also be used in an attempt to build community. This rite is one I used at a recent festival, but can be adapted for any gathering hoping to foster a sense of community. [Read more...]

A Ritual Timeline

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How long does it take to put together the perfect festival ritual? How about ten years. It’s time to share the tears, triumphs, and story of how one epic ritual was put together. [Read more...]

Suffering For the Gods

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I don’t understand a theology of suffering as reward. Why would the gods want us to be miserable? [Read more...]

Festival Season 2014

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February means “Pagan Festival Season” at my house, but before the fun can begin there are notes to write and Power Point slides to finish up. It’s both my favorite and least favorite time of year, but I love it regardless, and wouldn’t have it any other way. [Read more...]

The Wizard and the Witch: A Book Review

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“The Wizard and the Witch” is one of those books students of Pagan history and polyamory will be reading decades from now. It’s the chronicle of two Pagan pioneers told honestly and with a great deal of humor. This was one of the rare books truly worth the wait. [Read more...]

Catching Up With American Horror Story Coven

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It’s the end of “American Horror Story Coven,” and I’m betting I liked it a lot less than most of you. [Read more...]

The Questions of Polytheism

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I’ve always called myself a polytheist, but the label is no where near as important as my relationship with deity. Are the gods somehow all related? Does it matter? Why defining my own polytheism often leaves me with more questions than answers. [Read more...]

Reasons For Celebrating Imbolc

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Imbolc has never been my favorite holiday, but it’s always been an important mile-marker on the Wheel of the Year. It lacks the sexiness of Samhain or Beltane, but it offers a whole host of reasons for celebration and reflection. No matter your geographical and/or life circumstances Imbolc can still have meaning. [Read more...]

A Failure to Communicate (And Hope for the Future)

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Sometimes I look around the Pagan Blogosphere and simply shake my head, unsure of what to say. There are ways to argue and ways to disagree as an adult, curse words and personal insults are not among them. [Read more...]

Imbolc Ritual 2014

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Like the rain, the Lady cleanses and renews us. Like the earth, the Lord purifies and prepares us for the Springtime yet to come. Gather the coven and celebrate, Imbolc is nearly upon us! [Read more...]


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