I’m in Love with a Preacher

Big thanks to T. Thorn Coyle for sharing this on social media. All I have to add to this sermon is a hearty AMEN! [Read more…]

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Guest Post: Lamyka on The Androgynous Divine

The totality of who we are defines us and it is in every piece and parcel that we come to realize the great truth that is: I. The pieces of previous choices and previous moments in history bite into our skin, paper thin, like the shards of broken mirror that they are. These slights against [Read More…]

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PantheaCon: Concerning Three Rituals

There were quite a few rituals at PantheaCon and unfortunately I couldn’t make them all. I was determined that the rituals I did attend wouldn’t be Wiccan so I could experience the rites of other Pagan religions. Here are my thoughts on the three rituals I was able to participate in over this hectic weekend. [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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Columbus and Coming Out

I live in my own little world, where no one makes candles that smell like pie and having a bad case of the flu is the only excuse for watching the Lifetime channel. Thank goodness the wider world intrudes through the interwebs to remind me of important stuff. Today’s topical post is thanks to the [Read More…]

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A Heathen’s Response to Hate

“When you come upon misdeeds speak out about those misdeeds, and give your enemies no peace.” (“Poetic Edda,” Havamal, verse 127) We are in the midst of a pandemic. It’s not a sickness and it’s not something that can be cured by any neat inoculation. No, that pandemic is hatred and it is a disease [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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