Pagans Need To Remember The Holocaust As Well

Now is not the time for anyone to forget the Holocaust (not that there is a time to), regardless of their faith. Read more

Night Has Fallen, Light Your Torches

Many have been hearing the call to stand against the darkness. Gather round and light your torches so that we can find our way through the night. Read more

Greeting Freyja: A Simple Rite

Freyja is warm, loving, and protective towards Her people.  She can be challenging when She thinks that we can handle it because She wants us to be strong. Having Her as a presence in your life is a blessing all of its own, and Her gifts, Her foresight, and Her protection are all side benefits of having the honor of having a relationship with the Lady. Read more

Thor and The Black Serpent

Thor is the defender of the common person and the Earth, honorable and strong, and if he responds, will do so with wisdom and ferocity. Read more

Dark Gods for Dark Times

As a baby Pagan I was warned about darker Gods.  Hecate, the Morrigan, Loki, and others were Gods that I was cautioned never to reach out to or connect to; they were dangerous and in the minds of those who were teaching me religion and spirituality were supposed to be safe.  That attitude is understandable for people coming from the perspective of religions that embrace the concept of absolute good and evil.  It’s also understandable in that we do not… Read more

A Day of Remembrance and Resistance

(Courtesy of Pixabay) Many of my tribe never had a chance. Many of us were culled as children, under the pressures of hundreds of years of hostile culture.  Many of us take our own lives rather than grow up in a world that tells us we don’t belong.  Many of us never survived our youth. The ones who did went into hiding, until the pressure of lying to the world grew greater than fear for own own lives.  When we found enough… Read more

Reasons to Live, Reasons to Fight

I spent a lot of time growing up in a dark, cold place.  Over half of the year there was frigid and grey, and when the sun would come through in the searing chill of mid-February it would offer no warmth or comfort.  The region had gone through a long recession as part of the Rust Belt; a once-proud steel town trying to find its identity and a new way to grow and profit, but mostly collapsing under the weight of… Read more

The Blessings of Online Community

There are a lot of Pagans and Heathens who love to talk about how online community isn’t community.  I’ve heard that people online “aren’t real people” (*waves* Hi, I’m a human made of real, physical human parts!), spirituality discussed online is discounted because of the medium that it’s discussed on (the internet wights influence the way you think about things, corrupting your discussions), rituals done with online groups don’t create proper sacred space (they do if you create it individually, and… Read more

Where Do You Begin? Where Do The Gods End?

We’ve been speaking a lot about living devotion; how we can engage the Gods as a part of our daily lives and integrating their desires and presence into the way we conduct our living.  We already live with a consciousness of the people and things closest to us, and shape our lives in tandem with them.  I’ve been exploring these thoughts lately (this excellent article by Megan Mason helped to bring some to the surface) and wondering.  The question that I… Read more

Being Trans and Heathen

There has been a lot of response already to the AFA’s most recent public post.  I won’t share it here because I don’t believe in giving them more airtime (though I am signatory to one of the responses, Declaration 127).  Most of us have seen this ad, and it’s not hard to find if you want to. The ad directly targets gender-variant folks among others.  It’s been saddening to me that most of the reaction has been to the AFA’s… Read more


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