Miasma Matters: Concerning Purity

I loved John Beckett’s post on purity, even if I did flinch uncomfortably on at the phrase “Purity is overrated.” I pretty much agree with most of his post, but I want to emphasize an aspect of this discussion I feel is missing from his post: safe space. I believe in all things in moderation, [Read More…]

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Eager for Decay: Looking Forward to Autumn

Autumn is my favorite season. I revel in it. I read somewhere once that Hel’s kingdom was forever a misty autumn, and whether that is true or not, it makes me reluctant to grab hold of a sword when I near death. Loving autumn is a strange thing. Everything is in decline, in decay. Entropy [Read More…]

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Active Sexual Consent (and Dissent)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Since Jonathan Korman wrote about consent, I’ve been giving it some deep thought. Including the comment by Niki Whiting on how women need to be educated about consent. And I’ve been thinking of it in context of the freak out in the atheist community [Read More…]

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Pagan Hangout Playlist and More Good Stuff

So I put all of the Pagan Hangout videos into a playlist, so if you want to catch up you can just hit play and watch while you’re folding laundry. They are a lot of fun, so if you haven’t watched you are missing out! P. Sufenas Virius Lupus discusses how Pride has become commercialized. [Read More…]

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Pagan Hangout: Media at Festivals

This week I’m going to be talking to a lot of Pagan Newswire Collective folks about their week at Pagan Spirit Gathering. Pagan Hangout happens every Wednesday. Here’s the time guide: 11 AM EDT (New York) 10 AM CDT (Nashville) 9 AM MDT (Denver) 8 AM PDT (Seattle) 4 PM BST (London) [Read more…]

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13 Songs for the Summer Solstice

I thought surely my readers were tired of these, but apparently not. The sun is reaching his zenith, the days are long, and the nights are warm. These are busy days! Tomorrow I will be hosting two different hangouts. One to discuss Sarah Whedon’s new e-book Birth of the Labyrinth Path, and one to discuss [Read More…]

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Is Paganism Blind To The Disabled?

When we were talking about Pagan temples awhile back it struck me how many of the commenters seemed entirely blind or dismissive of the needs of those who have a medical disability or impairment. I was going to write a big post on it, but it’s a pretty day and I need to get some [Read More…]

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Hekate’s Deipnon: Time To Mop Up

In Hellenic religion, today is the Deipnon. Part of a 3 day religious observance at the time of the dark and new moon. It’s a time to close up unfinished business before the new moon appears. People pay any remaining bills, respond to all correspondence, donate to a food shelter, make offerings to Hekate, and [Read More…]

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Supporting Pagan Journalism

People ask me to attend a lot of events. I have to decline a lot. I just don’t have the funds to travel. This year I missed out on PantheaCon, but, far more heartbreakingly, I won’t be able to attend Pagan Spirit Gathering. I could attend technically, but it would mean eating ramen for a [Read More…]

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Spring Song

Possibly the most sickly sweet piece of classical music ever written. So how do you plan to celebrate Ostara? [Read more…]

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