Deity: Both Young and Ancient

Deity is continually being discovered, rediscovered, or created. I don’t think there are limits to the divine, or how you as a Pagan worship that divine. The gods cast their spell on me long ago. For those wishing to get caught up in their siren song, I hope they do the same to you. [Read more…]

The Gods They Are a Changing

Are the gods unchanging monoliths or do they change and grow alongside of we humans? Does history suggest they change and grow, or are we limited to one interpretation of deity made thousands of years ago? Some of us believe that the gods they are a changing. [Read more…]

Pagans of the Books

While Pagans have never been a people “of the book” they’ve long been a people “of the books.” The printed page has served as inspiration in Modern Paganism and the Western Magickal Tradition, and even as media evolves, will continue to do so. [Read more…]

Eostre, Easter, Ostara, Eggs, and Bunnies

I kind of celebrate Easter. If you grew up with Easter egg hunts, baskets full of jelly beans, and huge ham dinners it’s hard to leave all of that behind. Much like Christmas, the trappings of the Easter Holiday aren’t Biblical, they are a hodgepodge of Christian, pagan, culture, and circumstance. [Read more…]

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25 Most Influential People in the Birth of Modern Paganism (Top 5)

There have been many contributors to Modern Paganism over the last 200 years, but who are the biggest contributors? In the the third and final installment of “The 25 Most Influential People in the Birth of Modern Paganism” we look at the five pioneers who made the biggest marks. [Read more…]

Pan: The God of All

In Modern Greek the word pan translates to “everything” or “all” but it’s much more likely that the god Pan derives his name from the Greek word root “pa” which translates to “Guardian of the flocks.” Pan’s first role has always been that of the shepherd, the guardian between civilization and the wild. [Read more…]

On Blogs, Fox News, and Emerging Pagan Media

The online Pagan world is more than just blogs and Facebook. There’s actually a “Pagan Media” now and we are expressing ourselves and our spirituality in new and exciting ways. [Read more…]

Culturally Christian

Some holidays are just impossible to escape from. Celebrating Easter doesn’t make anyone less of a Pagan, sometimes it’s just something expected of you. Along with religious obligations there are sometimes family obligations too. [Read more…]

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…]