Miracles and Magic

I recently reconnected with an old friend of mine. As we were talking, she posed an interesting question. She asked if I thought that, as Pagans, it was required that we believe in miracles, in the sense that things happen supernaturally and without explanation. The answer is a qualified “no.” I think I do need [Read More…]

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Death-This Witch’s Perspective

Death when it visits is traumatic regardless of one’s chosen religion, however the way it resonates within the life of individuals is very much influenced by their faith and beliefs therein. Hence to venture comment with any degree of empathy is as difficult as commenting about pain, for one person simply cannot fathom anothers suffering. [Read More…]

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Patheos Pagan “TV”

I hope you’re enjoying the Oak and Holly blog, but as you sit sipping your tea, coffee, wine or Mtn Dew take a gander at our video playlist on the bottom right of the Pagan Portal page. We’ve updated it with some goodies. Not only do we have a vlog on Religious Literacy that complements [Read More…]

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Pagan Enough?

Project Pagan Enough is an endeavour to engender  reform amongst Pagans; it was founded by Fire Lyte, a fellow blogger.  He  is of the opinion that although Pagans express the need for tolerance and understanding across the whole ecumenical plain, that hypocrisy languishes within our ranks, for we sorely lack this same level of generous tolerance when dealing with fellow [Read More…]

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Addicted to “Big Love”

Let’s face it: there’s a scavenger element to modern Paganism. I mean, there have been syncretists before but Modern Pagans outstripped them 30 years ago.  Sure, we’re respectful, sincere, caring, and a whole boatload of lovely, honorable things, but we’re addicted to religion like Courtney Love’s addicted to being a hot mess. I’m no exception. [Read More…]

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The Tudor Lion Still Roars

“…while this attitude of power struggle and supremacy prevails the suffering of the innocent will continue to be ever with us…” [Read more…]

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Pagan Apologetics

Be confident in what you believe and your own authority will shine through. [Read more…]

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It Is Risen: The Joy Of Life!

All of Christendom is celebrating Easter and as a Pagan I’m delighting in all the confectionery fertility symbols: eggs, bunnies, lambs and chicks. In the two weeks since Ostara the energy, vitality and promise of Spring continues to wax fat and sassy. Lawns that have lain dormant are thick and peppered with dandelions and little [Read More…]

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Mystery in Music

Pagans recognize both the mysteries of the spirit and of the mundane, natural world. Childbirth, sunrises, vine-ripe tomatoes, slimy snails and voices lifted in song are all mysteries worth our attention. Music is our ship and we often sail into mystery with a song in our sails. Here’s a few songs by Pagan or spiritual [Read More…]

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Three Faces of Spring

Earth Maiden, Child Rhiannon; you have returned from the Isle of Annwyn, and Crone though you will always be, yours are the young buds and tender shoots. As the Sun hunts the Moon, Herne the Stag Lord, Lord of the Mound, has followed to find himself dressed in green as the face in the wood [Read More…]

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