Stumbling Past Imbolc, or Not All Sabbats Are Created Equal

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I have already broken one of my New Year's resolutions. I intended to celebrate every Sabbat equally in 2012. Yet Imbolc has come and gone, and I honestly did very little to celebrate it. I don't even really feel regret at skipping past the holiday uncelebrated. As I sit here and consider Imbolc, I have to admit that I don't really care about it.I want to care about Imbolc. I've put a lot of effort into psyching myself up and getting excited about Imbolc. I've tried to plumb it's … [Read more...]

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.Maybe she's wrong. Maybe she's right. Maybe you like the theory. Maybe you hate it. But you have to admit it's fascinating to consider in all its implications. Let … [Read more...]

Waiting for the King

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Sometimes it's hard to figure out what to write for this blog. So much is going on in the world. There is so much I could draw attention to or draw out into discussion. Sometimes I think I should be more newsy, but I don't really have any desire to be a "poor man's" The Wild Hunt. Jason and the PNC folks do news much better than I do.I've been using this season between Hallows and Yule to do some deep introspection. Although Hallows marks the new year in the Wiccan tradition, it doesn't feel … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – Holy Tides – Charming of the Plough and Disting

For many pagans, this is the time of year where they honor and celebrate Imbolc one of the eight sabbats that comprise the Wheel of the Year. For those of us in the Northern Tradition however, we have our only celebrations known as holy tides (from the Old Norse hátíðir) that we may currently be celebrating instead: Charming of the Plough or Disting. … [Read more...]


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