Pagan Temples: Dreaming Really Big

Morning light flooding the sanctuary.

Monday’s are awful. This particular Monday is awful as I’m grappling with a situation for which I have no good resolution. I’ve been down all weekend wrestling with this problem, and I’ve been letting myself do a little dreaming. I’ve been thinking about the future and all the good things it holds. Most of my [Read More...]

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Choosing Paganism and Processing Regret

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I’m 30 and it’s hitting me hard. Older folks may chuckle at that, but I think we all have birthdays that hit us hard at different points of our life. My life today is not what I would have predicted or hoped it to be, in more ways than one. When I was 14 I [Read More...]

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Hijacking Paganism in the Media

Imagine people began to refer to all people who wear religious jewelry as Catholic. The wearing of a Star of David could be characterized as the “Catholic Agenda,” and shops selling pentacles provided as proof of Catholicism on the rise. It’s a complete misuse of the word Catholic. It’s confusing. It’s inappropriate. It makes it [Read More...]

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The Spiritual Component of Autism

The response to my last post on autism and Asperger’s really overwhelmed me. I didn’t expect to get such a positive response. I was literally bracing myself for the worst. The post seemed to touch a lot of people, particularly women who believe they may be on the spectrum. Just being able to make one [Read More...]

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A New Look at the Pagan Umbrella

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Who is Pagan exactly? It’s a question we’ve struggled with for decades. Often this questioned is answered by how people identify themselves. But Cara Schulz has taken a different approach. She looked around and tried to find which essential common factors existed in the Pagans she knew. And she came up with an intriguing theory. [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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Our Conduct Matters, Not Our Labels

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! I have literally been overwhelmed by the debate in the Pagan blogosphere over the weekend. It’s been a chore simply processing all the information, and every time I found a point I felt I inclined to speak to, three new perspectives popped up [Read More...]

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Guest Post: Jon Hanna says Together we Fall, Divided we Stand

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! “There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.” – Lord Byron The word pagan has always been of questionable usefulness to anyone who isn’t primarily concerned with Christianity, Judaism or Islam. Its [Read More...]

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Guest Post: Matthew Hunt says Differences Are Real and Important

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! How I feel about this topic is that however some folk want a term or word to mean, the reality is different. Most folk when they speak of Paganism they ARE speaking about a specific religion. NOT an umbrella term. More often than [Read More...]

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