Interview With an Atheist Pagan


For me, relationship with the gods is what makes me a Contemporary Pagan. I’ve never understood Paganism without deity, even though I have many friends who lean that way. I thought it would be interesting to interview one of my “Atheist Pagan” friends in an attempt to better understand her way of thinking. [Read more...]

Pagans on a Peninsula


Michigan is not generally thought of as a hotbed of Pagan activity, but there are a lot of great people there who are building a thriving Pagan Community. [Read more...]

The Light & Shade of Modern Paganism


We live in a world of black t-shirts and tie dye, just as we live in a world of both light and shadow. Both perspectives feel Pagan in their own way, just as both perspective help to guide the journey. [Read more...]

10 Tips for Large Group Ritual


Designing public ritual for large groups can be a bit of a challenge, but using these ten tips and tricks will make things a lot easier. Often it’s the stuff that should be the most obvious that we forget to go over. Public ritual isn’t always easy, but you can make sure it’s rewarding for all involved. [Read more...]

My Summer Weekend-Memorial Day


It’s a long holiday weekend, so it’s time for three solid days of reading, watching, listening, eating good food, and maybe downing a new drink or two. It’s my summer weekend, and while there’s not a lot of travel involved, there will still be a lot of things to keep me occupied. [Read more...]

Ray Manzarek (1939-2013)-Break on Through


Celebrating the life and legacy of Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founder of The Doors, and one of rock’s all time greats. No band has had a bigger impact on my own Pagan practice, and Manzarek deserves a lot of the credit. See you on the next turn of the Wheel. [Read more...]

Do Pagans Proselytize?


We Pagans dont’ generally think of ourselves as a proselytizing bunch, but is it something we engage in anyway? [Read more...]

Reading Modern Pagan History


Interested in reading about the origins of Modern Paganism? We’ve got you covered with a list of over 15 titles that should be on any well read Pagan’s bookshelf. [Read more...]

I Read, I Write . . Book Reviews


This time on “I Read, I Write” we’ve got reviews of “Steampunk Magic” by Gypsey Elaine Teague, “Make Magic of Your Life” by T. Thorn Coyle, “The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom” by Candida Moss, and “Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality” by Gary Lachman. All of that and the occasional insight into Paganism too! [Read more...]

The Pain of Mother’s Day


I’m sure that we all experience holidays that depress instead of uplift. For me, that holiday is Mother’s Day and the days preceding it. [Read more...]