There are few theological battles in Paganism that rival the Christological debates of the Early Christian Church. I would go so far as to say that there is really only one theological debate that is actively considered—that of hard and soft polytheism. Read more

Thanks to everyone in the online Pagan Community for another great year here at Patheos Pagan. It’s easy to think of Patheos Pagan as simply a bunch of servers and blogs, but it’s much more than that. Patheos Pagan is not just everyone who writes articles here, but everyone who leaves a comment, shares a post, chimes in on social media about things, and contributes to the experiences that inform our writing here. As the Channel Manager here (NOT an… Read more

The most important of all American ideals is said to be freedom, yet Columbus Day is testament to the fact that our culture values power and conquest over equality and respect for human life. Read more

Conjure is not modern. It was born out of a time when one person was allowed to own another, a time when folks’ lives depended on hiding information, a time when a person could be killed or maimed for something as simple as spilling a cup of water. The work is mingled in everything we do in our daily lives. This work is not something you just do. It becomes a way of life. Read more

Many people ask me, ‘How long does it take for a spell to work?’ This is a tricky question but it’s also a very valid one. The length of time is going to vary from person to person and will depend on how you cast the spell, the clarity of your energy, your intent, and the amount of follow-through work you do. Read more

The Skyclad Tarot deck is a color-saturated light-painted tarot deck that challenges the patriarchal assumptions of the historical tarot by including greater body diversity, greater ethnic diversity and a wider expression of the spectrum of human sexuality. Read more

A brief history of Samuel Weiser, one of the premier Pagan and occult publishers in the world. Read more

Beltane is PRIMARILY about the power of sexual attraction and fulfillment. The horey goat bellows of Pan and the moans of Aphrodite in heated arousal are not just symbols. Read more

Perennials are too involved with the underworld and with their connection to it to put much energy into the sexual world. What this means for a witch is that perennials ought to be first choice when working with the underworld. Read more

I honestly believe that Patheos remains the best outlet for Pagan bloggers in the wider online world. It connects us to something outside of our own bubble and exposes our writers, and our world, to a greater audience than would see it otherwise. I’m proud that I write for Patheos Pagan and that my content is shared next to writers from a variety of different faiths. In this current political climate it’s something we need now more than ever. Read more

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