Hospitality is the Law

Hospitality is the foundation of Paganism. Reciprocal relationships, maintaining the right order of things, Ma’at, the mos maiorum, harmony: whatever you call it, hospitality is key in nearly every Pagan religion, ancient or modern. This I believe. Down here in the South hospitality is simply called manners, and manners are a big deal in the [Read More…]

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Media Access to Festivals is a Privilege, Not A Right

I am somewhere in Southern Illinois and still processing leaving Pagan Spirit Gathering for everyday life. This year, for the very first time, there was a Media Camp, and it was interesting to participate in that and plan for it’s future evolution. One thing about Media Camp that really struck home for me is how [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Amanda Thomas on The Importance of Hospitality

One thing that ADF-style ritual is very big on is sacrifice. During the course of a ritual, I give sacrifices of barley and oats to the Earth Mother, I give incense to the fire, silver to the well, and enjoy anointing the tree with oil. I give sacrifices to the three Kindred (the Ancestors, Nature [Read More…]

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Bad Manners (A Holiday Rant)

There are a lot of things I could write about today. Black Friday. Buy Nothing Day. The 13 Things I LOVE About Pagans post I’m working on. Instead, this cornbred fed and Southern bred Witch would like to say a few words about bad manners. For Thanksgiving I was a guest in a relative’s home. [Read More…]

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