Keeping Calm: Why I Prefer Tolerance

From what tiny scrap of info we have, it seems PSG made a poor judgement call. They have two women’s only rituals this year, and one was run by a Dianic for cis-women only. Maybe if the timing of the two rituals had been switched it wouldn’t have been such a big deal. I don’t [Read More…]

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Should There Be Freedom Of Religion Within Paganism?

I was really freaking angry yesterday. I’m still processing my feelings of betrayal and being used over this issue, and angry to see so many people putting their agenda ahead of logic, reason, facts, and other people’s rights. In trying to cool down and start seriously thinking about this whole brouhaha over Z. Budapest’s ritual [Read More…]

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Apparently protests are going on at PantheaCon. T. Thorn Coyle has posted this on her FB page: Gender queers & trans allies at Pantheacon: I will sit in silent meditation outside San Martin/San Simeon at 8:45pm Sunday as counterpoint to “genetic women only” activity starting there at 9pm. All bodies=sacred. Pass it on. There are [Read More…]

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Missing PantheaCon and a Ritual of Exclusion

The only thing worse than not attending an awesome event, is seeing all the posts from everyone who is attending on social media. PantheaCon is awesome. It’s like a big diversity fair showcasing the full spectrum of the Pagan community. There are really fantastic classes, presentations, rituals, music and people.While I can’t make it this [Read More…]

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When Hinduism Confuses and Frustrates Me

Modern Pagans consider many religions to be our spiritual cousins: Shinto, Vodou, Santeria, First Nations religions, etc… One of our spiritual cousins, from our point of view, is Hinduism: a religious movement as diverse and fluid as our own Paganism. Some Hindus feel the same way towards us, as evidenced by the presence of the [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Scott Reimers’ Separate but Equal is a Lie

There was recently a large conversation regarding people being turned away from rituals at Pantheacon due to gender.  As a man who was ineligible for 3 different women only rituals, my only complaint was the lack of clarity regarding requisites for attendance. I intuited that the specific ritual Thorn mentioned in Duality and Diversity: Gender [Read More…]

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PantheaCon: Concerning Three Rituals

There were quite a few rituals at PantheaCon and unfortunately I couldn’t make them all. I was determined that the rituals I did attend wouldn’t be Wiccan so I could experience the rites of other Pagan religions. Here are my thoughts on the three rituals I was able to participate in over this hectic weekend. [Read More…]

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Brief Musings On Pantheacon 2011

I’m sitting in the lobby of the Doubletree  Hilton in San Jose watching folks who are leaving early, sipping coffee and trying to figure out how to convey this experience to you before I dash off to lurk in the back of Gus DiZerega’s healing workshop. PantheaCon is a different sort of Pagan event. While [Read More…]

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Arrived at PantheaCon!

Phew! Myself and other PNC members had some trouble with our flights but everyone is finally trickling in. I’ve peeked around corners, hugged some folks and finally got into the room to freshen up (aka smell less bad and look less crumpled) and get on the interwebs. PantheaCon is huge. I’ve honestly never seen anything [Read More…]

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Off to Pantheacon!

I’m off to Pantheacon bright and early in the morning. I look forward to seeing all the amazing folks there. The programming list looks excellent. Lots of hard choices to make about which workshops, rituals and concerts to attend. What I can guarantee is that I will be at the following events: The Pagan Newswire [Read More…]

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