Colours of Paganism

The symbolism and mythology of colours in various Pagan traditions. [Read more…]

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The Moon and the Sea

I have always had a bit of a thing about the Moon, and everything associated with the lunar side of life: poetry, intuition, silver, water, dreams, and stars. [Read more…]

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The Brewery of the Gods!

It is well known from the lore that the gods actually have a brewery, not a bakery. It’s true that Iðunn’s golden apples keep the Aesir ever-young… but on Mount Olympos, the tipple of choice is nectar and ambrosia. The devas of Hindu mythology drink Amrita, a related substance. There is no shortage of alcohol [Read More…]

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The Devil is in the Detail

It is much easier to say “we don’t believe in your mythology at all” than it is to say something more complicated, such as “we don’t accept your dualistic cosmology, but we do believe there is a place for acknowledging the darker aspects of the psyche, and deities associated with them, and rather than demonising them, it would be better to integrate those forces into consciousness and work with their energies”. [Read more…]

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Summer Solstice, and the gender-stereotyping is easy

A whistle-stop tour of Sun goddesses and Moon gods to celebrate the Summer Solstice [Read more…]

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Move over Easter Bunny, here comes the Easter Fox

I do think that pagans, of all people, have an ethical obligation to respect the historicity of the stories they tell, especially when they are telling them to one another. I think we have to do more than pay lip service to such things as lore, tradition, and ‘old ways’. That means recognising the boundaries of our knowledge. It’s no shame to say ‘We do not know what the absolute truth of this matter is’. Stories can emerge from the shadows. Where there’s doubt, there’s room to breathe. [Read more…]

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Now the green blade rises: a Pagan perspective on Easter

You can enjoy Easter on a mythical and mystical level. There’s no need to take it literally to enjoy the unfolding drama of the Mystery. We can witness the many stories of death and resurrection, and experience transformation ourselves, like participants in a mystery tradition. [Read more…]

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