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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Things We Own: A Lammas Reflection

“A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it, preferring to wipe my feet on the sod before my door. It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.” — Henry David Thoreau [Read More…]

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Guest Post: T. Thorn Coyle asks Can We Share A Common Fire?

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Recently, I wrote two lengthy essays on this topic that I hope you take the time out to read, but given Star Foster’s call to put this discussion on the table again given Drew Jacob’s  article, here are some more thoughts to add [Read More…]

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UPDATED-Link Round-Up: Is the Pagan Label/Community Useful?

*EVEN MORE new links added below* Polytheists are making the argument that their communities thrive better without the Pagan label and community, and it’s generated a boatload of discussion. Here’s a lists of posts discussing this issue, beginning with the post that set the ball, or some might say golden apple, rolling. *An interview with [Read More…]

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Final Push for Pagan/Japan Relief Effort

Reprinted with permission from PNC-Minnesota. The fundraising effort by the Pagan community for the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan heads into its final push this weekend.  The goal is set at $30,000 and as of press time, $28,631 has been raised since the effort began on the 14th of March. Peter Dybing [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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Guest Post: Henry Buchy responds to the Feri schism

Editor’s Note: This post is in response to The Sundering of Feri by T. Thorn Coyle. My sister Thorn makes some good points, and very convincing too. I will offer my own ideas of the sundering or schism, because it is similar to the schisms which occurred in Buddhism or Christianity, or even Islam. Yet [Read More…]

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A Very Merry Mithras: Holiday Controversy

As we are all sleeping in and filling our fists with mugs of java a little holiday controversy to browse as our grey matter rearranges itself is in order. Jason Pitzl-Waters (author of The Wild Hunt) made the case that secular Christmas celebration are just people doin’ what comes natural: So all those non-Christians celebrating [Read More…]

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Solstice Series: Pride in Paganism

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December we will be asking people questions about Paganism and Pagan religions and culture. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! There are a lot of different ways pride is viewed in our communities: pride of self, pride of tribe, pride of [Read More…]

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