Transgender Issues in Pagan Religions

I did not attend the Lilith ritual at PantheaCon. I was busy drooling over the insanely gorgeous and talented Wendy Rule. So I don’t know what happened at the entrance. What words were used, what tone was used or what went down in general. So I can’t speak to that specific incident. It seems to [Read More…]

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Religious and Pro-Choice

Also see Star Foster‘s and K.C. Hulsman’s posts on abortion. We’ve just passed the anniversary of Roe v Wade and I am filled with dismay. In the forty years since this landmark decision was made, abortion rights have been chipped away little by little each year rendering it an empty victory. This saddens and angers [Read More…]

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We are Born in Original Blessing

It was ex-Dominican and current American Episcopal priest Matthew Fox who coined the term “Original Blessing” for the idea that we are are not born in sin but in blessing. He is of the opinion that there are two Christianities in the world, and he has chosen the kinder, more inclusive one. There is this [Read More…]

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In Praise of Normal

Paganism is the the most accepting group of religions today. If you are GLBT, polyamorous, vegan, goth, or what-have-you, we welcome you with open arms. We will set a place for you at our tables and accommodate you as best we can. We are the spiritual embodiment of Emma Lazarus’ poem: “Give me your tired, [Read More…]

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Many Paths, Many Genders

When it comes to gender, Paganism has the advantage of not being saddled with an allegedly infallible, unalterable book. This means that we are not doomed to be stuck trying to define ourselves by or adhere to laws written down millenia ago, before the advent of germ theory, toothpaste and cable. Not only are we [Read More…]

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New Series: Paganism and Gender

We want to keep doing mini-series here on the Pagan portal and we’re following up our theology series with Paganism and Gender. Are you female? Male? Transgendered? Genderqueer? Do you practice gender polarity? How do concepts of gender affect your spiritual practice? What is the relationship between gender and the Divine? If you’re interested in [Read More…]

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An Interview with Anya Kless, author of “Lilith: Queen of the Desert”

An interview with the author of “Lilith: Queen of the Desert,” a devotional anthology just released through Knickerbocker Circus Press. To date, this is the only devotional dedicated to the Goddess Lilith. [Read more…]

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Jezebel VS The Daily Show: Pagan Perspective

This morning a story about a war of words between Jezebel and The Daily Show caught my eye in between Warren Buffett acting cute and Lindsay Lohan going to jail. It seemed to suggest The Daily Show was sexist, and as a fan I wanted to get to the bottom of it. So I read [Read More…]

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