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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My Favorite Solar-Earth Event and Why…

Here at Patheos we were asked a Summer Series Question, this time “What’s your favorite sabbat/holiday, and why?” But how do you choose a favorite holiday when you only really celebrate one? [Read more…]

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Offerings For a Nature-Based Path

Lupa Greenwolf discusses more eco-friendly and eco-effective offerings for a nature-based spiritual path [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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Holidays, Rituals & History

This is Paths Through The Forests’ go to page for all things we’ve written on Holidays, Rituals and History – organized by time of year it is related to. [Read more…]

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A Saegoah Ceremony – Similar To, But Unlike Others

I found the directions for the elements in typical Pagan ceremonies confusing – Why was earth positioned north toward the pole? Air toward the East and Water West? South for Fire I could understand – as we view the sun along the south horizon through the day, but that doesn’t make any sense if you were to live in the southern hemisphere – reflecting how they were developed in the northern hemisphere and didn’t have the southern hemisphere in mind when made. The directions for a circle was also something that didn’t jive with me – being based on a perspective of the sun circling the earth, when I knew full well that it was the earth’s spin that caused our view of the sun. [Read more…]

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