Blue Beltane

A woman alone on a swing

With about ten days to go before Beltane, I find my thoughts turning wistful and sad, because my beloved will not be here to celebrate with me. I love Beltane and its energy and joy, I think it is very fitting to have a festival of sexual love and erotic joy at this time of year, but this year (not for the first time), I find myself outside looking in at the bubble of happiness. [Read more...]

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Re-Imagining the Hero’s Journey

mama owl

Not everyone wants to be king. Not everyone wants to end up married and live happily ever after. Let’s diversify the Journey. [Read more...]

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Tradition and change

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What is a tradition? What is the function of tradition? What are valid criteria for modifying or abolishing a traditional practice, and when should it be retained unchanged? Traditional practices help to reinforce group identity, which is why they are so powerful, and why so many people resist changing them. [Read more...]

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Woman with the Pen: Five Moments On My Way Back to Patheos

There are many radical and beloved and ferocious warriors whose voices I treasure above my own. That doesn’t absolve me from writing my truth. [Read more...]

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A Pagan coming-out ritual

Shine! by Roz Byshaka

A ritual that celebrates coming out as a rite of passage, and welcomes the newly-identified LGBTQ person by introducing them to the ten queer spiritual roles identified by Christian de la Huerta. [Read more...]

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Gender and sexuality in Wicca

"All acts of love and pleasure: inclusive Wicca", by Yvonne Aburrow

This is the video of my talk at Witchfest in Croydon, November 2014. The talk discusses expanding and deepening our understanding of the concepts of polarity and fertility, what tradition is and how it works, what we bring into circle (our whole self, or do we bring only our essence, and what does our essence include?) and how to make Wicca more LGBTQI-inclusive, with examples from rituals and from history. [Read more...]

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Diverse communities are less racist

A diverse group of friends

The subjugation and oppression of Black and brown people is part of the dominionist, capitalist, exploitative approach that says that the Earth is there to be exploited and subjugated, and so are other people. it is part of the worldview that claims that industrialisation and mechanisation will lead to increased human happiness, whereas in fact it has led to destruction of habitats, eradication of indigenous people and their life-ways, oppression, and alienation – and the view that any culture that does not buy into the myth of progress and the cult of consumerism is somehow more primitive and less civilised than the over-consuming West. I cannot see how any of this can ever be part of Paganism, and yet there are many Pagans posting racist comments on blog-posts about systemic racism, Ferguson, and the Black Lives Matter protests. [Read more...]

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