Hint: It’s Because We Have Vaginas

In response to my post on veiling yesterday someone responded that in ancient times veiled women were unable to participate in civic life. That is wrong. People with vaginas were unable to participate in civic life, whether or not they wore a veil. There are a lot of Pagans out there studying ancient practices and [Read More…]

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Pagan Temples: Dreaming Really Big

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

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

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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