Hospitality for the Stranger

Both hospitality and reciprocity are Pagan virtues and have been since ancient times. Honour is also important in many Pagan traditions, and I think the honourable thing to do is to welcome the stranger. [Read more…]

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Why Black Lives Matter (Too) – A Book Review #BlackLivesMatter

Black Lives Matter (Too) critiques racial injustice in the United States in a huge variety of contexts, and it does so with equal servings of research and personal narrative. It is a a powerful resource for anti-racism educators. [Read more…]

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UK Satanic Abuse Scare: 25 Years On

As a pagan who has also worked in the press for the past 30-odd years, it isn’t the first time I’ve come across fellow witches not believing I can be both. Journalists have been among the biggest enemies of modern pagan witches since the mid 20th century – and during the late 1980s to early 1990s we fanned the flames of the Satanic Panic with lurid stories such as those in the clippings at the top of this post. [Read more…]

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Why I am a Wiccan (video)

What is Wicca? Why I am a Wiccan. Video of an address given at the Memorial (Unitarian) Church, Cambridge, on 29 May 2016. [Read more…]

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Heresy is Good

Heresy means choosing a path. Isn’t that what Paganism is meant to be all about? [Read more…]

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Books for Kids

So, you want to share your Pagan world-view and values with your kids, without indoctrinating them into it? What better way than to give them the kind of books you loved as a kid, which may have influenced your own path to recognising that you are a Pagan? [Read more…]

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The Sacred Fool

Humour skewers the powerful and the pompous, pricking their bubble of self-importance. That’s why authoritarians don’t like humour and seek to control it, to turn it as a weapon against the powerless. But the joyous wildness always breaks through the cracks, like ivy and creepers bringing down stone and concrete. [Read more…]

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