Samhain: Connecting to Ancestors of Blood, Spirit, Place

As we approach the Samhain season, our thoughts turn to our dead, those we knew in this life and those more distant from us. The idea that our ancestors watch over us, guide us, and protect us is common to many Pagan cultures and the blessings of the ancestors remain an important part of Paganism today. How can we celebrate our ancestors of blood, spirit and land? [Read more…]

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Equinox Greetings from Spring in the South to Fall in the North

Transplanting Paganism is like transplanting vines, the flavour of the wine that results will be subtly different from that of the root stock in its homeland; but with time and patience the crop will grow and flourish. [Read more…]

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Eutierria – Oneness With Nature

Finding a language for our deepest inner experience is difficult. Whether our mystical experiences are with nature, or with Goddess or God, or with another human being in ecstatic sexual union, they share the qualities of being fleeting, formless, beyond words. [Read more…]

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Midsummer – Phoenix Rising

As Pagans, we work with shared symbols and myths. Each of us interprets our myths and symbols in a way that is deeply personal and individual, but we share a common non-verbal ‘language’. [Read more…]

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What Does Nature Do For Us?

The answer to, ‘What does nature do for us?’ seems obvious. She feeds, shelters, and clothes us, but nature does so much more. [Read more…]

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The Greening Spring

In Wicca there is a saying that, ‘If that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee.’ Much of what we are doing as Pagans is re-member-ing, bringing together the fragments of the past to recreate a whole. [Read more…]

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Swimming into Pisces

Most spiritual traditions teach that in order to evolve spiritually we must know who and what we are. To do this we need to set aside times when we deliberately take a rest from the busy, frenetic world of doing, and stop to simply be. [Read more…]

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Honoring Spiritually Powerful Women: Doreen Valiente (1922-1999)

When we think of religious leaders, our social conditioning biases towards conjuring up images of venerable bearded gentlemen or charismatic male preachers, but through Goddess spirituality, women come much more to the fore. Doreen Valiente is one of the many powerful women whose work has crafted contemporary Paganism. [Read more…]

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