Valentine’s Day: Pagan or Christian?

"Reclining Venus with Cupid" by Guido Reni.  From WikiMedia.

Is Valentine’s Day an old pagan celebration? The celebration of a Catholic Saint? What if I told you it was neither? [Read more...]

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Winter/Early Spring Pagan Festivals: A Guide

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Here we are once more on the cusp of another indoor festival season. Since everyone seems to enjoy my rather snarky round-ups of outdoor festivals I thought I should do the same with the indoor ones too. [Read more...]

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There Are Some People I Don’t Want Under the Umbrella

Photo by Brian A Jackson, courtesy of Shutterstock.

Pagans often talk and write about the “fraying of the Pagan umbrella,” but I’ll be honest with you all, there are just some people I don’t want under the damn umbrella. [Read more...]

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Wicca Is Not Missing Anything

One of about fifteen Jason altars in our home.

A year ago someone told me that Wicca was missing something. I completely disagree. [Read more...]

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They Are Satanic: On Ted Cruz, Outrage, & The End Times

Gustave Doré "Inferno" from WikiMedia.

Biblical Satanism and Christianity are two sides of the same coin; you can’t have one without the other. So yes, Ted Cruz sometimes says “satanic” things. [Read more...]

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David Bowie 1947-2016

Bowie on the cover of his 1977 album "Low."  Courtesy RCA Records.

If Neo-Paganism is best summed up in the Wheel of the Year, that constant cycle of life, death, and rebirth, then David Bowie is the quintessential Neo-Pagan artist. [Read more...]

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What Am I Worth (Or Not Worth)

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Should I get paid or compensated in some way for speaking at Pagan festivals? I don’t have a solid yes or no answer. [Read more...]

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The 2015 Hornie Awards (Random Superlatives and Condemnations)

If the Hornies were real awards, they might look like this.

Triumphs, failures, and the year that was in Paganism (at least according to Pagandom’s “most prestigious” annual awards). [Read more...]

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Holiday Traditions

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A few ridiculous (and not so ridiculous) traditions celebrated at my house around the Holidays. [Read more...]

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Dionysus at Yuletide

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There are a whole host of deities that are honored in the early Winter, but in the customs and lore of Yuletide I always seem to find the face of Dionysus. [Read more...]

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