Tea Times with Aine Llewellyn and Rhyd Wildermuth

Image adapted from Banquet cup-bearer Louvre G467, by a Euaion Painter. Public domain.

Fantastic Tea Times this week! Pagan history, the role of alternative religion in critiquing culture, harmonizing spiritual practice with paying work, and more. [Read more...]

Thought forms

Georg von Rosen - Oden som vandringsman, 1886 (Odin, the Wanderer)

One aspect of deities seems to be thought-forms. That is not to say that deities are merely thought-forms, but that part of the way we interact with them seems to be through our internal image of what they are like. The more people carry an internal image of that deity around in their heads, the easier it is to visualise them. [Read more...]

Tea Time Update and Chair Position at Cherry Hill Seminary

Image adapted from Banquet cup-bearer Louvre G467, by a Euaion Painter. Public domain.

Pagan Tea Time sweeps the Internet! Plus, Cherry Hill Seminary is looking for a new chair of Theology and Religious History. [Read more...]

Building Pagan Intellectual Culture Face to Face

It is vitally important, if we want to build Pagan intellectual culture, that we know one another in a way more profound than mere words on a screen. During the month of February, consider speaking with a fellow writer or commenter face to face. [Read more...]

Ritual safety

Use candles safely

I once attended a ritual where the temple (a basement room) had a polystyrene ceiling, and there was a cauldron of burning methylated spirit, which we danced round. I was very scared when I thought about it afterwards – but I didn’t leave the ritual. If you are in an altered state, it is very difficult to make rational judgements. It is not a matter of being gullible or stupid – it is how group dynamics work. [Read more...]

Yule

Dice players at Saturnalia - wall painting in Pompeii

The winter solstice is the point in the year when the day is at its shortest. The sun rises at its furthest south, and rises in roughly the same place for three days, hence the name “solstice”, meaning “Sun stands still”. The Anglo-Saxons called the festival Yule; the Old Norse word was jól. [Read more...]

Petition to Capitalize “Pagan” – Chicago Manual / AP Stylebook Letter

Image adapted from "Hobbit Home" by shes_so_high. Originally posted on Flickr. CC license 2.0

In order to assure greater accuracy in 21st century journalism, 49 scholars and authors petition the AP and Chicago Stylebooks to capitalize “Pagan” and “Paganism” when speaking of the modern faiths and their adherents. [Read more...]


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