Gardnerians, Sacred Lands, Climate Marches, and Other News of Note

What’s on my mind and on my reading list this month? Sacred Lands; British-Wicca.com; Sex, Death, and Witchcraft; the People’s Climate March, and more. [Read more…]

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

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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Pagan sacraments

A rite of passage is a ritual designed to make sacred a particular life event or transition from one stage of life to another. We might also call these rituals ‘sacraments’. Most Pagans presume that everything is already sacred, because deities are immanent in the world. Therefore, rituals of consecration are about creating extra sacredness, or reconnecting us with the deities, the community, or the natural world. [Read more…]

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Pagan Theology: Recommended Resources

Looking for resources that explore the theoretical and theological bases for contemporary Pagan practice? Look no further: here’s an annotated list. [Read more…]

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Pathways in Modern Western Magic (Review)

Pathways in Modern Western Magic has the most to offer to a reader who is just beginning a formal academic study of Western magic. When it broaches less-treated topics of study and connects its subject matter to broader discussions in religious studies, however, it is also potentially valuable for established scholars of esotericism or contemporary Paganism. [Read more…]

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Pagans and Academic Publishing

Academic books cost a lot of money and can be hard to get. Why is that, and what changes could happen in the future to make scholarly Pagan studies books more affordable and accessible? [Read more…]

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News and Notes – Pagan Theology and Scholarship

Sacred Lands conference, summer Contemporary Global Paganisms course at Cherry Hill Seminary, and crowdsourcing Pagan theology. [Read more…]

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