I Am A Cis-Woman

I was born with all the biological markers of the female sex. I was not born with all of the classic traits of the female gender. I was born different. Different enough that I’ve spent a lot of my life pinpointing that difference. That means I’ve given a lot of thought to my gender identity [Read More…]

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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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Veiling: A Different Take On Pagan Womanhood

[I apologize for the length of this post. You might want to save this for later if it’s too long to read on a phone or on a lunch break.] You can’t move an inch within Paganism without stumbling across paradoxes, anomalies, or just things that make you tilt your head to the side and [Read More…]

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Hear Ye the Voice of the Goddess

How do you see the Goddess? The Divine Feminine spoken of in Wicca and other Pagan religions? Monolithic woman, the essence of femaleness, the open-armed Mother? I relate better to male Gods, but I recently had an experience that reminded me of how I found the Goddess so many years ago. Not her name, or [Read More…]

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The Egg and Mary Magdalen

When I think of Ostara, I think of eggs, and of the multi-colored egg salad that is made the day after Ostara. And when I think of Divine images associated with eggs, I always think of Mary Magdalen. Most Pagans who convert from a Christian background go through a “What do I think about Jesus?” [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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Violence, Children and Women

There seems to be a theme of violence in the news this morning, and before I attempt to wrap my head around the concept of idol-worship (stay tuned!) I want to talk about violence. The first regards a local story on WSB of an investigation into child abuse because of a Santeria ritual. A daycare [Read More…]

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Living In My Own Mind: A Pagan With Asperger’s

This is a post that I swore I would never write. I thought it would hurt my ability to earn a living. But then I realized that if you Google my name you find I’m a Witch who is pro-GLBTQI, supportive of polyamory, and a whole host of other views that limit your opportunities in [Read More…]

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Wyrd Designs – Is Heathenry Misogynistic? An Exploration into the Havamal

Through my years as a practicing Heathen in the Northern Tradition, there are certain subjects that invariably crop up when I’m interacting with the more general pagan crowd. One of these subjects is the perceived misogyny of the Northern Tradition.Yet, not only does our tradition have great respect and honor for the Goddesses, and a [Read More…]

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Finding the Goddess in You

I have been an utter crank lately. So today I want to be completely positive. I’ve loaded up on chocolate and played some upbeat music (although do you think Britney Spears ripped off the Bellamy Brothers? Difficult to call for me.) I’ve written before that I have always been closer to male Gods than female [Read More…]

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