Outside Looking In (or Is Anybody Really Listening?)

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Are the “controversies” that inspire the Pagan Blogosphere actually the issues that we as a community are wrestling with on a day to day basis? Or is there just a small group of Pagans shouting at each other in some small corner of the internet while everyone else is at circle singing whatever chant we are all still allowed to sing together? [Read more...]

Perfect Love and Perfect Trust: My Thanksgiving Ritual

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It’s rare to feel “perfect love and perfect trust” in circle, and I was lucky enough to feel exactly that way this past weekend. After a long year I’m home, I’m happy, and I’m thankful for all the wonderful people in my life. Thanksgiving might not be a sabbat in the traditional sense, but I’m glad that it offers me that moment to reflect on all I’ve been given. [Read more...]

Dear Halloween, Where Did You Go?

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I usually don’t have to write letters to Halloween, but this year I feel like he’s been missing in action. Where are you buddy? Between Hurricane Sandy and the election we need you more than ever! [Read more...]

The Court And My Pagan Vote

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As a Pagan voter there is no bigger issue to me in this year’s Presidential Election than the appointment of Supreme Court Justices. What would an even more rightward leaning Supreme Court mean, and not just for Pagans, but for anyone practicing a minority faith? The chilling consequences are what makes this the number one issue in this year’s election. [Read more...]

The Gods Aren’t Endorsing Anyone For President

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I don’t think the gods, any gods, care at all about politics. I don’t care if that god lives near the star Kolob, once resided in the Holy of Holies, or was worshipped on the Acropolis in the Parthenon of Ancient Athens. I just can’t see gods, divine beings with memories that span millennia, getting all worked up over things that would feel like seconds to them. [Read more...]

Election Fatigue

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Like many of you, I’m suffering from “election fatigue.” I know that elections are important and I don’t take democracy lightly, but I’m tired of being hit over the head with it on a daily basis. Social media has become a barrage of insults, Willy Wonka pictures, and endless political articles, almost always from websites [Read More...]

Pagan Orthodoxy (and the Wife of Jesus)

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What can a piece of papyrus written in Coptic teach us about Modern Paganism? More than you think. Find out why Modern Paganism is growing more “orthodox” even as it becomes more diverse. [Read more...]

Mercury Retrowhat? Oh Astrology . . . . .

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You might have missed the announcement a couple of days ago, but Patheos recently launched an Astrology page over on the Spirituality Channel. The launch of the Astrology Page here is well timed personally because it’s a subject that’s been on my mind a lot the last few months. This summer I got into a [Read More...]

My Gods Are Strong

“And ye shall go out and proclaimeth my name on all that you see and do, and ye shall write it in every document for I am Pan, the god of all.” From the book of Arcadia 2:9 I’ve always felt that the gods and I were pretty secure in our relationship(s). Despite what’s at [Read More...]

Chuck Norris Scares Me, Reflections on Religious Holy War

It’s always frightening to me when people insert violent imagery into political appeals. It’s even scarier when the person delivering the violent imagery is a third degree black-belt known for kicking butt like Chuck Norris. Growing up I liked Norris. He was the star of horrible films like The Delta Force and was a real [Read More...]


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