Storytime: Wayland’s Tale

Once there was a god who wanted to try his luck as a man. It happens now and again, and there’s always a story to come of it. [Read more...]

Pagan leadership


The best Pagan leaders are those who listen – both to the promptings of spirit, and to their group members. A Pagan leader should not regard their community as serving them, but feel that they are serving the community (which includes other-than-human beings). In return, the community should value those who serve. [Read more...]

Erotic Ethics and Pagan Consent Culture

Christine Hoff Kraemer, 2011

In times of crisis, we often focus on what we DON’T want. But if we are to create a healthy consent culture, our vision of our erotic ethics must be framed in positive terms. What does a Pagan consent culture look like? [Read more...]

Virtue Ethics (Seeking the Mystery, Chp. 5 Excerpt)

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies

What are virtue ethics, and how do Pagans make ethical decisions? Learn more in this excerpt from Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan theologies. [Read more...]

What is the foundation of Pagan ethics?

Immanence by Cecilia Lieder

Pagans don’t have a holy book with commandments from a deity. We tend to derive our ethics from reasoning about the world around us. We cultivate virtues rather than following commandments. But we also have a specifically and recognisably Pagan response to the world. [Read more...]

A gift for a gift: a Pagan ethic of reciprocity

Odysseus' homecoming

The exchange of gifts is a way of establishing relationship. In gift economies, gifts are given without any formal agreement as to when the favour will be returned; however, the ethic of reciprocity is so strong that the gift creates an obligation to return the gift or favour, and in this way, an ongoing relationship is created. [Read more...]