Magick & Deity are Two of the Foundations of Modern Paganism

The exact start date of Modern Paganism, might be up for debate, but not the presence of magick and deity in its origins. We don’t all have to agree on the reality of such things, but we can’t deny that they were there at the start. [Read more…]

Paganism Is Mostly Fine: The End is Not Near

Did you get the memo that Paganism is dying? I didn’t either, but it’s a notice that goes out every once in awhile or when someone is trying to attract attention to their blog. I think Paganism today is fine, definitely not on its death bed, and is mostly in good hands. It’s changing, but it’s always done that, and probably always will. [Read more…]

Many Gods Pagan

How do I know when someone’s a polytheist? When they believe in many gods, are open to experiencing them, and revel in the joy others feel when deity reaches out or calls to folks. [Read more…]

Ever-Changing Deity

I love experiencing my deities as they were worshipped in the past, but they most resonate with me because they inhabit many different worlds. They live in the past, present, and future. [Read more…]

Paganism, Batman, and Doing it Wrong

If you do not love my thing in the same way, to the same degree, and for exactly the same reasons that I do, you are doing it wrong. [Read more…]

On Being a “Bad” Polytheist

Over the last couple of years I’ve heard several times from various sources that Wiccans aren’t polytheists, even though the majority of Wiccans I know identify as polytheists. [Read more…]

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

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…]

Many Gods, Many Paganisms

While I remain a big fan of the Pagan Umbrella I think there are some holes in it, but it leaks a bit less when we break bread and drink cider together. [Read more…]

Why I Call Myself a Polytheist

I’ve always thought of myself as a practitioner of Wicca and a polytheist. I think deity is real and that it can and does interact with us. [Read more…]

Gods or No Gods? (And Why It Sometimes Doesn’t Matter)

There are Pagans out there who believe in deity and some who don’t. A difference in beliefs doesn’t somehow make someone “less a Pagan” than your or I. We are all out there trying to connect with something, shouldn’t that be good enough? [Read more…]