Still, for those who authentically practice the ancient pagan ways, Samhain is a serious and holy date. For me this holiday signals a welcomed reconnection with darkness, the beginning of my winter inner journey. Read more

In England, there is a truly magical town. It is small and beautifully formed from ancient moss covered stone. It produces very special and strangely powerful creative forces. Read more

If we respond to fear-mongering by dropping into fear (collective panic) and using the language of conflict in response, we remain locked into an old polarized pattern, we continue an ancient dance. Read more

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

Browse Our Archives