Faith, Intolerance, and Religious Veracity

Our faiths are about what we believe, they aren’t about how our neighbor interprets what we hold dear. The world would be a in lot better shape today if we stopped caring so much about what everyone else thinks about our religions and instead focused on our own practices. [Read more…]

Mirth & Reverence: You Can Laugh During Ritual

Laughter isn’t always appropriate in circle, but sometimes it’s simply necessary. [Read more…]

An American in Britain: Doreen Valiente Pilgrimage

An exhibition in Doreen Valiente’s Brighton England featuring some of her ritual tools and a copy of Gerald Gardner’s Book of Shadows !?!?! Yes please! We had to go. [Read more…]

Public Ritual Is Hard (And Sometimes We Fail At It & That’s OK)

ow do we fix “bad Pagan rituals?” I don’t have all the answers, but I do know that we will never do it by discouraging people from trying in the first place. [Read more…]

Who’s Your Daddy? (Or You Like St. Expedite, I love Zuni)

Whether servitor, guide, spirit or friend, it is said that the spirits pick us, not the other way around. [Read more…]

Do Your Bad Pagan Ritual

There is good, even great, Pagan ritual,and there is bad Pagan ritual. But even a bad ritual is better than no ritual at all. [Read more…]

An American in Britain: Tintagel & The Witchcraft Museum

Some adventures at Tintagel Castle and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cornwall. [Read more…]

Wonder Woman: Resurgence of Feminine Power or Patriarchal Lap Kitten?

Wonder Woman might be “the best” Pagan superhero. [Read more…]

What is the Pagan Community?

I was asked the other day about what exactly I (and many other Americans) mean when we talk about the Pagan Community. It’s a good question, and one that has a lot of layers . [Read more…]

Looking for “That Moment”

One of the things that makes “the moments” in Paganism so special is that they often happen when we aren’t looking. I don’t think we get to dictate terms with the divine, which is what makes it so much more special when it chooses to show up. [Read more…]