Sometimes Faith Has No Answer

I believe that my religious choice answers a lot of the big questions, but there are moments when it comes up lacking. [Read more...]

Noah’s Ark (Or Why Does Some Mythology Get a Free Pass?)

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Noah has more in common with King Arthur or Hercules than he does with any known historical personage. He’s a character from the land of myth, but you’ll never here that in the mainstream media. Why are certain mythologies considered true in a literal sense, and others assigned to the realm of fantasy? [Read more...]

Pagans and The Hobbit

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Friday brings yet another installment in Peter Jackson’s translation of Tolkien to the big screen. Middle Earth is in my Pagan (and geek) DNA, and to say I’m excited is probably an understatement. [Read more...]

The Mayan Calendar and the End of the World

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About a year and a half ago I sat on a “Pagan Panel” with such luminaries as Selena Fox, Christopher Penczak, and Raven Grimassi. We were asked how the end of the Mayan calendar would affect Pagans. I answered honestly, “Well, when December 21st comes around, I’ll probably be at the bar.” [Read more...]

Christmas Is Not Yours or Mine: The True Origins of the Holiday Season

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Every year I hear the same refrain “Put Christ back in Christmas,” and every year I shake my head. No one faith owns Christmas, it’s a combination of various elements, some pagan, some Christian, some Jewish, and some cultural. Christmas is not yours or mine, it simply is, and it belongs to anyone who cherishes it. [Read more...]

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...]

Wrestling with Esbats

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I’ve been running a small circle in my living room since March of this year. It’s been rather informal, while sticking to a few of the ritual tropes that my wife and I have been using for the last few years. When we were first starting out we met simply for esbats (more technically on [Read More...]

On Vacation, But Links and Stuff (and Cats)!!!

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I’m taking a few days off for Thanksgiving, but thought I would provide a few links and other things until I return on Monday (or Tuesday). Lots of great stuff coming up in December, and then lots of traveling and other assorted things in January and February (some of it will be really crazy!). And [Read More...]

Holiday Shopping Guide

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It’s the Holiday Season, and that means it’s time for gift guides and other assorted odes to capitalism. The “spend spend spend mania” that grips this time of year can be a bit much to take, and for those of you who sit out The Holidays I don’t blame you. However, if you are one [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...]


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