Paganism for Beginners – Overview

Tree at dawn, Bucovina, Romania

Paganism is more of an attitude of mind than a fixed creed. It is always tempting to ask, “what do Pagans believe?” but a better question is “what do Pagans do?” [Read more...]

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A Dance of Impermanence: Introducing Myself in Two Chapters (Otherwise Titled, Why Am I Here and Who Am I, Anyway?)

Me, with Tree

New contributor, Sarah Sadie! “I went into the class defining myself as a loose-ish, pagan-ish follower-ish of an undefined goddess figure, and I more or less believed that all the gods and goddesses are really archetypes. I changed my mind pretty quick when I was approached by Wayland the Smith, a more-than-mortal figure about whom I knew nothing.” [Read more...]

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A patchwork of ideas: introducing myself

Yvonne Aburrow

I have been a Pagan since 1985, when I realised that there is no external deity outside the universe, controlling it – how could there be when there was so much wrong with the world?I have been a Pagan since 1985, when I realised that there is no external deity outside the universe, controlling it – how could there be when there was so much wrong with the world? I decided that sexuality and the body are sacred. I realised that Nature is full of divinity. And I realised that if the world is going to get any better, it’s up to us to roll up our sleeves and do the work ourselves, not wait for some deity or deities to do it for us. I realised that Nature is full of divinity. And I realised that if the world is going to get any better, it’s up to us to roll up our sleeves and do the work ourselves, not wait for some deity or deities to do it for us. [Read more...]

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Introducing “Sermons from the Mound”

Knowth spiral. Image by Christine Kraemer.

In the summer of 2011, I visited the Irish passage tombs at Knowth and Newgrange. These enormous construction projects are over five thousand years old, older even than the Egyptian pyramids, and they most likely took several generations to build. Each tomb is a mound of earth supported by massive stones. In the largest mounds, [Read More...]

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