13 Songs to Celebrate Yule, Solstice and Saturnalia!

I have chosen a solitary Solstice this year. So much bombards us every day. Ads. Music. Shoppers. Noise. News. Chaos. Stress. Even I, who completely bowed out of the obligatory family Christmas and avoid stores, is still feeling the intrusion of this commercial juggernaut of the holiday season. So this solstice playlist is themed for [Read More…]

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A Few of My Favorite Things (13 To Be Precise)

It would be disingenuous of me to write a holiday gift guide since I have sworn off gifts this year. It also feels wrong to write a “Best of 2011” list when my “liturgical year” has already ended, and shouldn’t we focus more on Pagan culture than overculture? So my compromise is this: I’m going [Read More…]

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13 Things I Like About Atheists

Every once in awhile I try to come up with a list of things I like about other religions. This time, I’m going to try a non-religion, and hopefully it goes better than the Scientology post. [You can find all the 13 Things posts here.] As you can imagine, the language and concepts in the [Read More…]

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13 Songs for Hallows

Like many of you, I’m extremely busy in October. Just as nature is drawing me into a time for quiet repose, I find I have more to do and accomplish than ever. As I am gearing up for projects to be tackled, my spirit is longing for long hours in meditation and quiet solitude. So [Read More…]

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Lemony Snicket Weighs In On Occupy Wall Street

In his inimitable way, Lemony Snicket has made 13 observations about Occupy Wall Street. As I am a fan of lists containing 13 items, I thought I would share this with you here: “Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance.” 1. If you work hard, and become [Read More…]

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13 Songs for Halloween (again)

Last year I did a playlist for Halloween, and I thought I’d do another playlist this year before Hallows is upon us. 13. The Skeleton Dance – Silly Symphonies The only video I’m bringing back from last year’s list. 12. The Highwayman – Loreena McKennitt 11. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Johnny Cash 10. [Read More…]

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13 Songs for the Autumnal Equinox

I tried writing a post today three different times. Wasn’t happening. So maybe we all just need some music. The autumnal equinox, or Mabon, or the Witch’s Thanksgiving is upon us. I think music about food, family and reflection sounds pretty good. I hope you have family you can be with this weekend, biological or [Read More…]

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13 Songs of Labor

Weavers, blacksmiths, healers, farmers, warriors: the myths tell us the Gods toil as well. Here’s 13 songs in honor of Labor Day, for when labor we are like the Gods. 13. Working Man Blues By Merle Haggard 12. Union Maid by Old Crow Medicine Show Written by Woody Guthrie in response to a complaint that [Read More…]

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Mid-Week is for Music or 13 Songs Just Because

Not all Pagan songs fit the Sabbat playlists I put together. Here’s a few gems that will likely never make any holiday list… 13. Arachne’s Song by Dyonisis 12. Just Because by Gaia Consort 11. Go Away Godboy by SJ Tucker 10. Vulcan Rubdown by Emerald Rose 9. Isis Unveiled by Damh the Bard 8. [Read More…]

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13 Things I Like About Islam Revisited

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 around the corner, I’m considering old and new articles to share. This is an old one, but if a little good-natured interfaith understanding is all I share for 9/11, I will be content. Originally published September 10, 2010. 13. Algebra So maybe I don’t like algebra but I definitely [Read More…]

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