Adventures of a Devil-Worshipping Whore, or, Why I Don’t Believe We’re Arguing About What We Believe

It doesn’t matter if you call them gods, or myths, or fairy tales, or trees, or rivers, or porcupines, or the fey, or the Good Folk, or archetypes, or hallucinations. What does matter is that our human ability to imagine and manifest a better world is bound up in our willingness to engage with the wholeness of the human experience, and limited only by our own creativity and courage. [Read more…]

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New Documentary in the Works: WITH LOVE FROM SALEM

A new documentary film chronicling the work of the Salem, MA coven the Temple of Nine Wells has a trailer on YouTube. The group was led by Gypsy Ravish and her late husband Richard, who also established the popular shop Nu Aeon and mail order business White Light Pentacles. [Read more…]

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Adventures of a Non-Deist, or, Why I Don’t “Believe” in the Gods

The question, I suppose, is: Am I a “real” pagan if I do not worship the gods? Or am I just some sad dreamy neo-hippie who enjoys gardening and fantasy literature? [Read more…]

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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, now on DVD.

I know, I know, it’a fluff. I don’t care, I loved this movie! An old family of Louisiana witches faces a battle with their town when the local Christians think the “new girl” is too witchy to be at school with their sweet little Jesus-worshiping Mean Girls. [Read more…]

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LORDS OF SALEM: cool look and vibe

I want to see it again before I write a review, but my first response was that I loved the visuals and the vibe of the film very much. But I did think there were some weird holes in the plot and some poorly written dialogue. Still, it’s worth a look. [Read more…]

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Disney bows down to BRAVE fans

This astute blog post from a media studies professor shares an update on the Princess Merida brouhaha: Disney has pulled the 2D image of the new version of the doll from their website. The Christian Science Monitor weighed in with a piece that went directly to the source, asking a seven year old fan which version she preferred. No surprise, the sexed-up Merida drew forth an unqualified “Yuck!” [Read more…]

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BRAVE New World? Sigh. Nope, Same Old Sexist One.

As some of you are already aware, I loved BRAVE. But with every Disney movie eventually comes a line of toys, and there’s already been some controversy with the planned release of a Princess Merida doll that is being referred to as a sexed-up version of the tomboyish character. [Read more…]

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Interview with Arana Fireheart, featured on WIFE SWAP

Tonight’s episode of WIFE SWAP features a pagan family living in Salem, Massachusetts. I happen to be acquainted with Arana Fireheart, husband of tonight’s pagan mom Karina Fireheart, and asked if he’d answer a few qustions about what it’s like to “represent” the pagan community on TV. [Read more…]

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Pagan Media News, Samhain Edition! (Part Two)

Pagan Media News for the Samhain season: Chris Carter, Gus Van Sant, American Horror Story, Hunger Games, and more. [Read more…]

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