What Is The Ultimate Spiritual Necessity?

I’m watching Jumping the Broom on a lazy Sunday afternoon as I put off doing laundry. I’m also trying to plan out my month. And as the fabulous Loretta Devine is arguing over the cultural necessity of jumping the broom, and I’m planning out my spiritual activities, I’m wondering what would the spiritual or cultural [Read More…]

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Solitary Again

My solitary experiment for the month of December has evolved in unexpected ways. It began as a way for me to focus on personal issues I was dealing with: the realization I have Asperger’s syndrome, some changes I was making in my professional life, and the need to take stock of my life and get [Read More…]

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Hail the Unconquered Sun!

Actually here in Georgia it’s a bit rainy and drizzly. There wasn’t so much of a sunrise as a lighter shade of grey that dawned. But it’s the spirit that counts, right? Cara Schulz has an interesting idea regarding Solstice omens I’m giving a whirl, and adding my own kick to it. Makes sense to [Read More…]

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Because We Believe?

I was chatting with my High Priest yesterday about how there is no one true Paganism, and why it is trad Craft practices the way it does. I hit on an idea in that conversation I’d like to expand on, and I’d love reader feedback on it because it may be a bit controversial and [Read More…]

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Grounding the Revolution, Embracing the Legends

Wicca is by nature a revolutionary religion. Rebellion laces it’s liturgy and mythos. According to legend, Wicca is what happened when Paganism was driven underground by a violent combination of Christianity and absolute monarchy. I don’t know the truth about Wicca’s history and doubt anyone ever will. Yet in idle moments I find myself considering [Read More…]

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The Gifts of Unity

Occasionally, I wander into a spiritual funk, and it was more often when I was a solitary. Running across this video a few days ago I found an expression  for that funk. It was a lack of unity and community. I’ve been thinking about this video for some time now and rolling it’s themes around [Read More…]

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Beltaine: Marriage-Minded Muddle

Beltaine is the marriage of the Lord and Lady for many of us. I could express all the rich symbolism of union and creation of this time of year purely in song lyrics and poetry. We celebrate this conception and ripening into Parenthood, and continuation of the species, and continuity and familial joy with great [Read More…]

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Beltane Family Reunion

The April Moon ritual last night was awesome. Priestesses from our mother coven came to visit and it was just a genuinely good time. I am now looking forward to Beltane so much that I feel antsy as a kid at Christmas. Our Beltane celebrations are like a big family reunion and I was thinking [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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