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Star Foster
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During her tenure at Patheos, Star Foster oversaw the launch of the Patheos Pagan channel as its Managing Editor and one of its lead contributors. From 2010-2012, Star recruited Pagan, Heathen, and other polytheist writers from around the world to tackle the Pagan movement's most pressing issues. Her writing can also be found at the blog she developed, Pantheon.

Works by Star Foster
UPDATED: Damien Echols Has An Occult Tattoo
Star Foster | June 29, 2012
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Suppose we courageously revealed ourselves to each other in the hope of better......
The Man Behind The Wild Hunt
Star Foster | May 19, 2010
Patheos chats with Jason Pitzl-Waters about Pagan media....
Christmas IS War
Star Foster | November 30, 2010
Your shopping can ruin my holiday, and there's nothing I can do about it....
A leading figure in Western Mystery Traditions speaks of ceremonial magick, the Ordo......
Radical Tolerance
Star Foster | October 22, 2010
Tolerance doesn't mean you must accept me, but that I must accept you....
Beltane: A Picture Gallery
Star Foster | April 28, 2012
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American Mystic: Uniquely American Spirituality
Star Foster | January 07, 2011
"American Mystic" is an intimate visit with three people who seek more from religion,......
Initiation: Being Accepted Into Service
Star Foster | June 01, 2010
Initiations are encounters with the unknown and shouldn't be entered into lightly....
Sabah: A Love Story
Star Foster | December 16, 2010
Sabah is a story of love across religious and cultural borders told with humor and......
My First God: Santa Claus
Star Foster | December 23, 2010
For many children, their first true religious experience is with Santa Claus, and that's......
Inspiration to Make Yule Merry and Solstice Bright
Star Foster | December 14, 2010
Ideas to make your Yule, Solstice, or Saturnalia holly, jolly, and other things that end......
Upcycled Bottle Keeps Incense Fresh
Star Foster | January 19, 2012
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Imbolc Candle Ritual
Star Foster | January 19, 2012
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Ben Whitmore shares what led him to author of a critique of Hutton's Triumph of the......
I Ain't Your Goddess
Star Foster | September 15, 2010
Wiccan polarity isn't about gender as much as it is about embracing the Other, so you......
Welcome Home!
Star Foster | July 19, 2010
A "festal virgin" describes the Pagan Spirit Gathering 2010....
Links for stories, songs, experiences of PSG 2010....
No Devil: The Horned God of Wicca
Star Foster | October 29, 2010
The Horned God of Wicca is a symbol of rebirth, reunion, hope, and maybe even salvation....
Colorado Poets Slam Pat Robertson
Star Foster | July 24, 2012
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I'm Not A Doctor, But I Play One In The Senate
Star Foster | March 19, 2012
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Politicians Confused About What Makes A Minority
Star Foster | January 19, 2012
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The Hallow's Tide
Star Foster | October 21, 2010
The secularized holiday of Halloween is a holy and sacred night where ancestors are......
I think that the Modern Pagan movement would benefit greatly from embracing the idea......
Pagans and the Tea Party
Star Foster | August 08, 2010
In the Tea Party's history, media portrayal, and core values, I found many things that......
Does History Prove Polygamy or Polyamory Is Bad?
Star Foster | February 01, 2012
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Oral Roberts' Grandson is a GLBTQI Activist
Star Foster | January 19, 2012
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The Inevitability of Scripture
Star Foster | September 30, 2010
Pagan scripture is inevitable, and by facing that fact Pagans can change the future....
Consensus Reality: Impressions from PSG
Star Foster | July 19, 2010
We make our reality, and we hope it will be one of harmony and peace....
What Does God Really Look Like?
Star Foster | November 02, 2010
What the Gods really look like is how they appear to you....
Discrimination In Paganism
Star Foster | June 20, 2012
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Professional Pagan Music: The Sounds of PSG
Star Foster | July 20, 2010
Today Pagan music is more prolific and polished than ever. The bands that performed at......
Is Paganism a Technology-Based Religion?
Star Foster | May 18, 2010
I am very aware my faith was born not merely by moonlight, but by the soft glow of a......
Resolving the Polytheistic Paradox
Star Foster | August 02, 2010
Can polytheism develop an inclusive theology or will it a remain a paradox?...
Orphic Hymn to the Earth
Star Foster | January 19, 2012
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If the Gods knew 9/11 was going to happen and did not stop it, what does that mean for......
Hogfather: The Kindest Christmas Satire
Star Foster | December 26, 2010
Terry Pratchett's <em>Hogfather</em> may be a satire of the season, but it is full of......
Lughnasadh: First Fruits, Grain, and Offerings
Star Foster | August 02, 2010
The sun rises without fail, the moon is constant in her waxing and waning, and the......
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Welcome to Agora!
Star Foster | February 01, 2012
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Incense May Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression
Star Foster | January 19, 2012
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The Invisible Wiccan
Star Foster | January 03, 2011
Are academics more likely to dismiss a religion as folk practice if it cannot be studied......
Royal Wedding: Marrying the Land
Star Foster | April 27, 2011
This Beltaine may not only be a time to celebrate a "fairytale wedding," but to invest......
Kore's Nightmare
Star Foster | July 19, 2010
Imagine there's no Earth; it's scary if you try....
A Portrait of Holy Women: Arranged (2007)
Star Foster | December 10, 2010
A film about a friendship between young Jewish and Muslim women facing arranged......
Sacralizing Sex: Love as an Act of Worship
Star Foster | April 14, 2010
When you approach sex as a sacred and holy act you must learn to reverence your own body......
The Gods and Me
Star Foster | August 13, 2010
While I am crafted by the Gods, I do not have a "Creator." I am the product of many Gods......