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: Jean Williams and Olivia Robertson

January is the month of the Roman god Janus, god of doors and gateways, of entrances and exits. Even if we celebrate a different date for the beginning of our sacred year, January 1st as the beginning of the secular year is a time when we look forward and back. [Read more…]

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Standing Between the Worlds at Samhain

To honor Samhain let us live for a day as though it is our last. Let us see dawn and sunset and the beauty of the sky as though we might not see them again. Let us listen to the song of the birds as though they might not sing for us again. Let us live for a day, focused intensely in the absolute reality of the present, as though past and future do not exist. [Read more…]

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Honoring the Ancestors – Eleanor ‘Ray’ Bone

On Saturday September 12th a group of Pagans gathered at the village of Garrigal in the north of England, not far south of Hadrian’s Wall and the border with Scotland. We were there to honor one of the ‘ancestors’ of contemporary Paganism, Eleanor Bone and to celebrate the placing of a memorial stone on her grave. [Read more…]

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Meditating at Harvest In an Interplanetary Age

What does religion mean to us in this era of ours? Our science fiction and fantasy have taken the place of the folklore and myth of old, but in essence they are same – our human longings to understand how our consciousness came to be, to understand what we can do on our planet, to understand if we can go beyond the confines of our planet, beyond our solar system, can we reach out into the galaxies to find others such as we? [Read more…]

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Lammas, Season of Sacrifice

If the Gods provide, then people want to thank them, so in all our different ancestral cultures we created rites and ceremonies, actions and words, to honor the Gods who kept us fed and to thank them so they would continue to do so. [Read more…]

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