Tea Times with Aine Llewellyn and Rhyd Wildermuth

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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...]

Tea Time Update and Chair Position at Cherry Hill Seminary

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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

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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

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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...]

November Gratitude: Initiatory Communities

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Out of all my experiences in Pagan groups, the one that has moved me the most deeply has been the practice of initiation. I am grateful beyond words for the initiatory communities who have so carefully nurtured my spiritual growth and allowed me to feel how deeply I am loved. [Read more...]

Occupy Spirituality: Reflections from a Once and Future Activist

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_Occupy Spirituality_ makes me feel old. But I know that there will be a future when my children are no longer small, and with my own needs and desires firmly in mind, I will again try to create communities of alternative values beyond my household and the circle of influence created by my job. For now, it’s been good to remember how brightly that inner activist fire can burn. [Read more...]

Seeking the Mystery: Giveaway Results and Review Round-up

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Congratulations to the winner of the Seeking the Mystery paperback giveaway, and thanks so much to all who spread the word about the book sale and wrote such kind reviews. Here’s a round-up of the reviews so far. [Read more...]


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