Author’s note: this is based on the remarks I prepared for the plenary panel at Many Gods West 2016.  While not all of what is in here was read off in discussion, partially because I prefer to adapt and adjust my thoughts when speaking publicly but also due to simple nervousness, this is a summation of what I presented and my thoughts on the future of polytheism.  It is also influenced by discussions that have taken place since then. Modern… Read more

What was your first Pagan book and how big of an effect did it have on you? We asked our writers here at Patheos Pagan that very question and got some surprising answers. Read more

Patheos Pagan Writers share their thoughts on Lammas, the first harvest. Read more

For as long as humans have existed on this Earth, their various civilizations have developed religious beliefs surrounding the importance of the Sun. Read more

My path to being polyamorous started before I knew it had. If I am honest with myself and all of my past relationships and lovers, polyamory is something I always needed yet never had a term for. Read more

The following is the transcript of a speech given by the author at the Berkeley Pagan Alliance Festival on May 7th, 2016. Some of you have heard the work that I’ve done on antiracism and antifascism in the Heathen community and the Pagan community.  Instead of talking about what we work against I think it is better to talk about what it is we are working for and what it is we are trying to build.  In a word the… Read more

Hedge-Crossing, Hedge-Riding, Wind-Riding, and Myrk-Walking; these are just some of the terms for Spirit Flight. It is a journey you take in Spirit form or in the Dream World in which we meet at the Witches Sabbath or join with our Fetch Beast in the making of magic. Read more

Discernment is the process of evaluating things for spiritual direction and understanding and of being willing to look critically at the experiences you have. Read more

When we began the work of establishing spiritual connections with the land we quickly realized that we needed to gain an understanding of the spiritual character of our people. The work and discussions that followed culminated in a night of trance and divinatory work reaching out for a God to come forward to stand as our divine ancestor, a father to stand with us in a sacred marriage to the land. Read more

Over the past few months, following the publication of a piece by Gods & Radicals on the New Right and the modern Pagan and polytheistic movements, there has been a great deal of debate and uproar on the subject.  Though there have been quite a few eschewing debate for personal attacks, ranging from a recent red-baiting post by John Michael Greer to others unworthy of mention, thankfully in spite of this there have been a number of thoughtful critiques and… Read more

Browse Our Archives