Paganism for Beginners: Things we care about

Earthday Embrace by Steve Jurvetson

Some issues are associated in people’s minds with being Pagan, most obviously environmentalism and feminism. Since Paganism and Nature-worship are synonymous in many people’s minds, caring for the Earth seems like an obvious thing for Pagans to want to do. And since the Earth is often viewed as a goddess, or as the Goddess, Paganism is an obvious choice for anyone who wonders why so many monotheists view their deity as exclusively male. [Read more...]

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Transplanting from one culture to another – appropriation or exchange?

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Many people do not understand what is and is not cultural appropriation because they assume that practices and techniques can be easily transplanted from one context to another, but this does not take into account the issues around the particularity of traditions to their culture, place, and history, and it does not recognise the impact of colonialism and the commodification and commercialisation of indigenous traditions. [Read more...]

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Ten Pagan Writers I Am Grateful For In a Troubled Season

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Among all the thoughtful and passionate voices I have encountered this year, here are ten I am especially grateful for at the moment, in no particular order. [Read more...]

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The Three Brigits of the Ulster Cycle and the Forgotten Origins of Neopagan Theology

Christopher Scott Thompson

This week, we are pleased to once again host an original research article by Christopher Scott Thompson, exploring an alternative origin for the “maiden, mother, crone” Goddess theology that has been so influential in contemporary Paganism. [Read more...]

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Gardnerians, Sacred Lands, Climate Marches, and Other News of Note

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What’s on my mind and on my reading list this month? Sacred Lands; British-Wicca.com; Sex, Death, and Witchcraft; the People’s Climate March, and more. [Read more...]

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Dancing and Dowsing: Moving Into Polytheism

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I went to a dance class for the first time in years a few days ago. [Read more...]

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Polytheist.com

View of mountain lakes in the Albanian Alps, by Lenar Musin

There are many reasons why polytheism is an exciting and vibrant theology that solves many contemporary theological conundrums (such as the diversity of gender and sexuality, the problem of evil, and the diversity of religious expression). Congratulations to all involved in the new project – may it go from strength to strength. [Read more...]

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