The Scent of Winter

One of my strongest memories of winter from childhood is what it smelled like. Growing up in Missouri, our winters were often bitterly cold–temperatures routinely dipped into the single digits–and so dry that I spent months with chapped lips. I remember calf-deep layers of snow on the yard, fluffy powder covered in a thin ice [Read More…]

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Connecting to Nature in Human-Centered Places

Over the weekend I answered a query on Tumblr from a pagan feeling disconnected from nature while living on their college campus. I figured there might be other folks facing the same challenge, whether that’s on a campus, or working every day in an office building, or otherwise unable to get out into more wilderness [Read More…]

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Pagan, But Not What You’re Assuming

Many continue the conversation assuming that I believe in supernatural beings, like spirits in the rocks, air, rivers, etc. and deities; that the Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, are beings that care about you; that I follow the Celtic ‘Wheel of the Year’; practice magic/majick; read tarot/divination cards; and perform ceremonies that involve enchanting a circle, the elements in specific directions, and going clockwise. Mistaken on all accounts… [Read more…]

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Want To Notice Nature More? Here’s How!

I was privileged to be a guest of honor at this year’s Pagan Spirit Gathering. It was my first PSG, and I thoroughly enjoyed being around hundreds of my fellow pagans in a beautiful rural setting. I also took the opportunity to put on my naturalist hat and see what flora, fauna, fungi and other [Read More…]

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A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment – Audio Reading Now Live

Rua Lupa shares the vocal recording of A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, of which they are one voice in. [Read more…]

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Solitary Saegoah Ritual Outline – With Alternative Wording (Great For Earth Day)

“…From Stardust, our Planet. From its Oceans, a long lineage of Life. Life that became us. This is our Home.” [Read more…]

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