Soundbite: Pagan Morality

Moral is not a word you hear used very often in the Pagan community. It’s become synonymous with conservative Christianity. We are a moral people though. Just because we don’t have a broad Pagan ethical code doesn’t mean we lack a moral compass. Moral means right behaviour and though we may nitpick over details, we [Read More…]

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Earth Day: Honor Your Other Mother!

“Let us pay her tribute. Let us beg her for her strength and protection. let us pray that she may bring forth her strong plants, her rich food, her very life. How selfish we are. We give her but a seed, a kernel, a dead thing. Yet see what she returns to us. Such bounty, such riches, such life! What mortal is there who cannot help but wonder at her, love her, fear her?” [Read more…]

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Mercury Retrograde: Communication, Travel and Sex

I know the phase of the moon, the sign’s of the moon and sun and the next major holyday right off the top of my head. Regardless of how many calendars I keep, I can never remember Mercury retrograde until I’m in it, and frustrated, frazzled and fed up! Mercury will be in retrograde until [Read More…]

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Meditation: What You Don’t Do When You Should

I’m terrible when it comes to meditating regularly. I can honestly say I avoid it like the plague. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it or find it beneficial. I do but I get stressed over work and finances and avoid it. I drop it from my routine just when I need it the most. [Read More…]

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Gender Polarity: Pagan View of Sex Too Straight and Square?

Gender polarity causes as much ruckus in the Pagan community as a noisy fart in a meditation circle. It’s not just that it feels exclusionary to GLBT folk, but it can also cause friction among het folks.Here’s the nitty-gritty: Gender polarity in Paganism is the idea that male and female energies are necessary to achieve [Read More…]

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Sex and the Single Witch

I no longer need a lover to believe in me because I believe in myself. I don’t need a date to go to social events because I am an interesting person in my own right. I don’t need a breadwinner because I bring home my own bacon. Yes, sexual relationships are holy, but I don’t need a lover to know I am holy in my own right. [Read more…]

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Sexuality Among Pagans

Our Public Square topic on Patheos is is Sexuality. There’s an old joke that no matter how lofty a Pagan discussion begins, it always ends talking about food and sex! We’re a sensual, earthy people and sex is an important energy for all living things. Please check out the articles above and the upcoming blog [Read More…]

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The Dilemma of Alex Mar or How Long Shall We Be Afraid?

I am on pins and needles waiting for a chance to see Alex Mar’s documentary “American Mystic”. It features Native American, Spiritualist and Pagan mystics searching for the divine. It looks absolutely fabulous and will most certainly be a film I will have to add to my collection. If you haven’t yet heard about it [Read More…]

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Sacred Endings

Candle lit, incense wafting, salt blessed and anointed in oil I step into the bath. Herbal flowers scent the water and steam rises languorously. I meditate on things I’ve put behind me, things in my past, and bid them to stay there. I want room for fresh beginnings and don’t desire to be visited by [Read More…]

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Small Miracles

We tend to think of miracles as being Big. Huge. Gigantic. Something on the scale of King Kong climbing the Empire State building. Often we tend to discount the small miracles that change our lives in quiet, solid ways. In Jan of 2004 I was unhappily married, I’d quit my fast-food job and was having [Read More…]

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