Ancestor Work: It’s Not Always About “Honoring”

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Ancestor work is not always about remembering the positive. Sometimes, it can be about demanding justice, making reparations, or healing wounds. [Read more...]

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The Thirteen Vanic Virtues

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The Vanir have their own set of virtues… [Read more...]

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Beloved dead

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Why so few memories of my grandpa? Because my parents grew up in the Exclusive Brethren, and left that group in 1976. This meant that my grandparents were forbidden to have any contact with us after we had left. I only found out by accident in 1996 that my grandpa had died. I wonder what he would have thought of this blogpost. [Read more...]

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Ancestors

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There are different types of ancestors – family members, ancestors of spirit, ancestors of place, the Beloved Dead, members of your tradition who have passed on. We honour them because they shaped us and our world, and without them it would be very different. [Read more...]

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Storymaking, Artmaking, and the Work of the Soul

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Maybe it’s a lifework to piece together the soul from the scraps and bits. [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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Guest post: A Field Guide to Pagan Leadership

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There are so many types of leadership manifest in any religious culture. Perhaps identifying and acknowledging the importance of the many categories of Pagan leadership will allow for an appropriate expansion in the definition of leadership and thus allow for a move toward an appropriate division of labor and acknowledgment of each participant’s leadership in their own sphere of excellence? Of course while one person can excel in multiple areas of leadership, identifying the ‘best person for the particular job’, may help resolve the on-going predicaments with Pagan leadership. [Read more...]

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