13 Songs for the Full Moon

I've got a busy day so I'm tossing in a music playlist for the Full Moon, which is celebrated by many Pagans, but not something I'd done a 13 things list for...13. Moondance by Van Morrison12. Drawing Down the Moon by Gaia Consort11. Paper Moon by Ella Fitzgerald10. I Wished On the Moon by Billie Holiday9. Moon River by Audrey Hepburn8. The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys7. Blue Moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe6. Pink Moon by Nick Drake5. Moonchild by King … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Lammas/Lughnasadh!

Lammas is upon us. John Barleycorn must die. I must once again harvest Youtube for a playlist worthy of the season.As we approach Lammas I've been thinking about the concept of sacrifice a good bit. I'm not certain how the ritual I attend will play out, but generally the Corn King is cut down. I may have teased some of the male members of my coven about getting whacked, but that only led me to think about how I will never play the Corn King in ritual. Gender in Wiccan theology is … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Midsummer

O glorious sun! O Sol Invictus! May you shine on us a little less intensely and let your heat waves rest as we celebrate your zenith!Here's some tunes to groove out to this Solstice!13. Katrina and the Waves - Walking on SunshineBecause this is my default solar holiday song!12. Len - Steal My SunshineI never thought this song would date me, but I have nieces and nephews who are younger than this tune...11. Gaia Consort - Solstice CallI love the joyful inclusiveness of this … [Read more...]

13 Things I Like About Scientologists

As today is Dianetics Day I figure it's time to pick up this series again. Along with the Buddhists and Hindus, Scientology is one religion I still need to tick off my list for the series. This is going to be incredibly difficult because I honestly have very little love for Scientology or L. Ron Hubbard. Bear with me and please forgive if the occasional snark slips out.13. ReincarnationOk, so my personal belief in reincarnation doesn't involve distant planets but I have to give props to … [Read more...]

New 13 Songs for Beltane

I started doing a song playlist for Sabbats at Beltane last year and revisiting the old post made me realize that I needed to shake things up a bit. So here's a few from the old list and a few new songs to to get you ready to leap bonfires!I made a vow not to include Merry May Folk for once. Just because I'm obsessed with the song doesn't mean everyone is. I was really tempted to include a Jonathan Coulton song (you know which one) but decided to keep it PG.13. Madonna - Like A PrayerNo … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Ostara!

I nearly forgot. Nearly let this slip by. Which would be a shame because with Ostara I've created song lists for all 8 Wiccan Sabbats. Which is kinda nifty!13. Ostara by Lisa Thiel12. Lord of the Dance by Gwydion Pendderwen11. Spring Strathspey by Taste Like More(?)10. Prayer to Eostre by WordedRite9. Eostre by ForefatherAn epic metal instrumental to get the blood stirring.8. Eostre's Dance by RiverAnother yummy instrumental.7. Blodeuwedd by Damh the Bard6. … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Imbolc

We've all had too much snow. There is unrest in many parts of the world, notably Egypt. Though Spring is merely teasing us and has no intention of moving in to stay for a few more weeks, we can feel the sap rising, the trees buzzing and the energy sweeping us off of our feet. Personally I am finding the energy to be far more exuberant and optimistic than I can scrounge up within myself. I feel sluggish and unprepared for the Spring. I long to hibernate a few more weeks even when I can feel the … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Yule

The Winter Solstice is around the corner. Some of us have already celebrated Yule with our friends, family and faith community. This year we have a unique eclipse joining the Solstice to make for a magical night. For those of you celebrating alone you might consider watching the webcast of the solstice sunrise at Newgrange. Maybe you plan to watch Hogfather or Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People.13. Santa Claus is Pagan Too By Emerald RoseIf you can listen to this without singing … [Read more...]

13 Things I LOVE About Pagans!

So I've been doing this interfaith series talking about what I like about different religious traditions, from the silly to the sacred, and I still have a lot of religious traditions to cover: Hinduism, Buddhism, and maybe even Scientology. Instead of moving on to one of these, I'd rather focus on what I love about my faith community.13. Eat, Drink and Be Merry!Pagans are jolly, and other things that end in "olly". We are the closest things to Hobbits you will ever see. Few of us would turn … [Read more...]

13 Songs for Samhain

Seems strange that we began the 13 Songs series with Beltane and here it is already Samhain. What an important holiday, and an important milestone for us here on Pantheon. We've spent seven months together as of Samhain, the entire Goddess half of the year. I hope the God half proves as interesting and rewarding.I thought I would do something a bit different this time. Instead of 13 random songs to fit the season, I attempted to put together a liturgical set of music. From Joan Jett to set the … [Read more...]