Pagan Soup: Celtic Library Giveaway and Peter Dybing Hits The Road

Peter Dybing Goes A-Roving Pagan Road Trip – 365 Days Riding With A Goddess Over the last year as First Officer for Covenant of the Goddess I learned much, became aware of many issues within the Pagan community and made many new friends. This experience has led me to a desire to get to know [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Drew Jacob on Lúnasa with “The Family”

What are your plans for this Lúnasa? Hold a ritual? Make offerings? I’d like to suggest a different perspective on the holiday, and some ways to celebrate it that many Pagans may not be familiar with. For four years I’ve been a devotee of Lugh. I had felt a pull toward him for far longer, [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Drew Jacob “Temple Without a Song: a Report to the Community”

For seven years Temple of the River has been near to my heart. Most days, regardless of work or family obligations, I spent at least a little time thinking about or working for the Temple. As it grew, a lot of that time was spent working with students who stepped up to take over some [Read More…]

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Pagan Soup: Burqinis, Polytheism, Circumcision and More

Nigella Lawson Sports A Burqini Nigella Lawson was seen frolicking on a beach wearing *gasp* clothing! The curvy celebrity chef is no stranger to showing skin, so maybe she just didn’t want a sunburn? People pointing out her cellulite?Muslim blogger Spirit21 writes: Lawson’s fear of sunburn may have inadvertently prompted the realisation that there is [Read More…]

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Interview with Drew Jacob

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! After setting off the latest round of debates in the Pagan blogosphere, Drew Jacob kindly answered a few questions regarding his stance on the Pagan label and community: What makes your practice different from modern Druid orgs and Celtic Reconstructionists? That’s a fun [Read More…]

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UPDATED-Link Round-Up: Is the Pagan Label/Community Useful?

*EVEN MORE new links added below* Polytheists are making the argument that their communities thrive better without the Pagan label and community, and it’s generated a boatload of discussion. Here’s a lists of posts discussing this issue, beginning with the post that set the ball, or some might say golden apple, rolling. *An interview with [Read More…]

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Does “Paganism” Bring You Down? – UPDATED

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Drew Jacob seems to have touched on a hot topic this morning when he explained Why I’m Not Pagan: I haven’t referred to myself as Pagan in at least four years. I use the word polytheist instead, if I need to; it usually [Read More…]

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Is Paganism an Expostmodern Tradition?

I love me some Drew Jacob, and you should totally check out his new column on Patheos, but his blog post today leaves me puzzled. He’s talking about expostmodern religion and what it takes to survive as a spiritual community today. Sermons or other routine scheduled meetings will not be effective. Less people will want [Read More…]

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Hubris, Disaster, the Gods and Schisms to Come

A couple of days ago I wrote a post on why disasters happen from a religious perspective. I got some really good feedback on it that made me rethink how I think of myself in relation to the Gods and the planet. Here are two examples of some of the excellent comments I received: Cara [Read More…]

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Rogue Priest: Fame & The Heroic Life

PNC-Minnesota recently did a three part feature on the Temple of the River. Fantastic series and of interest to anyone looking to create infrastructure for their faith community. The priest of that temple, Drew Jacob, also keeps a blog: Rogue Priest. I’ve been perusing it over the past few days and I’m impressed. He talks [Read More…]

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