‘The woods have gone away… we are lonely by moonlight’

Paul Signac: The Pine, Saint Tropez, 1892-1893

The natural world is essential for human well-being – physical, psychological and spiritual. Newer sciences such as ecopsychology recognize what Paganism has long accepted – that our psyches are deeply connected to and affected by the world of nature. [Read more...]

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Reclaiming Christmas: Let’s Party Like Pagans

Holly&Ivy

Yuletide is truly Pagan, in the sense that it celebrates warmth, food, and also the ecstatic. Solstice has long been a time of spiritual renewal and religious celebration; but also a time to drink, dance, make music and love; when all acts of love and pleasure are truly Her rituals. [Read more...]

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Let My Worship Be Within the Heart that Rejoices

The Starry Night, 1889 - Vincent van Gogh

All Pagan paths emphasize the importance of enjoying life on earth and life in the body. This month, we celebrate joy, compassion, and the life of Olivia Robertson, founder of the Fellowship of Isis. [Read more...]

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Pagan Federation Philippines Appeal – Typhoon Haiyan

Pagan Federation Philippines Appeal

Many of you will have seen on news programs the devastation in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). The Pagan community in the Philippines seem to all be safe, but some have lost their homes and many people are lacking food, water and shelter. Our friends in Pagan Federation International Philippines are appealing for help. [Read more...]

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To Death and Beyond

Orpheus before Pluto and Persephone

Why does consciousness awareness bring such pain? Unlike gods, we have frail physical bodies. We have the self-awareness of the divine, but the fragility of a beautiful flower that blooms for only a short time before it is blown away on the wind. [Read more...]

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Honoring Maat

Maat

Linked to harmony and balance is an inner spiritual state which we could call a sense of propriety, fitness or appropriateness. This is found in ancient Egyptian tradition in the Goddess Maat. Maat is depicted in Egyptian temple art as a Goddess with a feather in her hair; but for those of us who are less theistic, Maat can be thought of as an abstract principle of what is right and fitting. [Read more...]

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Our Lady of the Harvest

Demeter

Whether we live in the centre of a city or in the countryside, we are dependent on the crop cycle for food and life. The reality of humankind’s dependence on the natural world is all around us. [Read more...]

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Isis: A Multi-Cultural Goddess

Isis

Let us honor Isis, a Goddess for the world in which we now live, a global interconnected village united under the vault of the Heaven’s Queen. [Read more...]

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