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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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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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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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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Three Lessons Learned from Star Wars That Prepared Me For Paganism

Promo shot for "The Force Awakens," from Disney/Lucasfilm

For many of us Star Wars was a formative influence. In some ways I think it helped shape me, and in doing so, prepared me to walk the Pagan Path.
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Things I Hate About the Holidays

That's really set up in my house.

Bah Humbug! I generally love the Holiday season, but there are always a few things about it that bother me. [Read more...]

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No Absolutes: The Things I Don’t Know About Deity

“The Judgement of Paris” by Peter Paul Rubens, from WikiMedia.

When it comes to deity I try to avoid writing and even thinking about it in absolutes. To put it simply, when it comes to the nature of deity, I just don’t know. [Read more...]

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Taking Back Pagan Things: A Yule Ritual

"Roman Saturnalia" by John Reinhard_Weguelin (From WikiMedia)

A ritual celebrating the pagan holiday traditions loved by so many people this time of year. [Read more...]

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The Krampus

Image by Budimir Jevtic, courtesy of Shutterstock.

The world seems to be undergoing a full-scale Krampus revival, but where did he come from? (Hint, it’s not the North Pole.) [Read more...]

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