Through the GrapevinePatheos Pagan Writers on Beltane
I think one of the most important things we can do as a community is share how we worship, celebrate, and observe our most sacred days. I asked our writers at Patheos Pagan for their Beltane thoughts and got a variety of thoughtful and inspiring replies.
AgoraStar Made Witch: Walpurgis Night
The eve of May is also called Walspurgis Night (from Walspurgisnact in German and Dutch) and Hexennact or Witches Night. According to various folktales witches fly to buck mountains and have a dance party around bonfires on the peaks. The next day, May Day (or Beltane) signals the beginning of summer, therefore, May Eve is the last night of Winter's influence.
Star and SnakePerforming a handfasting wedding
When I offered a theurgic devotional to Hera she asked if I would perform a small service for her. I said sure without really thinking about it. Note to self: when a deity asks you for a favor, explore what that means!
Dirt Heart WitchA Beltane Bodice-Ripper
If you don't like romance-ish writing, homestead priestesses, and horny gods, just get right on outta here now. Cuz it's about to get spicy...
OathboundWiccan Deal-Breakers: Signs to Look Elsewhere
Oliver says, “Nope.” In an earlier post about menstruation in skyclad ritual, I stated that, if you’re uncomfortable talking about vaginas and periods, then Wicca probably isn’t... [Read More]
Between the ShadowsApples and Orangutans: Traditional Witchcraft vs. Wicca
Image courtesy of Shutterstock I read quite a lot about witchcraft. Just about everything I can find, just about any time I can find it. I’ve always been fascinated with the Art... [Read More]
Raise the Horns10 Pagan Things To Do (Instead of Argue)
Spring is not really the season for apple pie, but it is great time of year to be a Pagan. Here are ten things to do in April instead of arguing. I went to the Grand Canyon... [Read More]
AgoraWalspurgis Night | Star Made Witch | the Agora | Patheos.com
Walspurgistnact Fire 2015 by Sara Star/Spiritscraft The eve of May is also called Walspurgis Night (from Walspurgisnact in German and Dutch) and Hexennact or Witches Night.... [Read More]
The Allergic PaganFiddling With The Gods While Rome Burns
Image: Shena Tschofen John Beckett says that Pagans need to learn from Christian fundamentalists how to be “in the world, but not of the world.” Yeah, you read that right … he... [Read More]