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October 03, 2014
Celebrating Heathen Women: Then and Now
Honoring the dísir (female ancestors) is an important part of modern heathen ritual. What do...
September 24, 2014
Alone In Her Presence: The Goddess Is In The Dirt
For years, I heard the Christian expression to ‘lean on God’ in times of struggle,...
September 10, 2014
Alone In Her Presence: Choosing Love Over Fear
When I speak of love, it is not abstract, and it is not romantic or...
September 09, 2014
Jewish Witch: My Devotionals, Part One – The Shema
It’s funny--whenever my practice begins to falter, whenever I get tied up in how to...
August 29, 2014
Alone In Her Presence: Embodied Living, Tantra and I?
Tantra is the magic of transformation. It is the magic of bringing self into alignment...
August 01, 2014
Alone In Her Presence: On Death – Riding Shakti’s Great Exhale
Death kindly seems to be stopping everywhere I look these days, in the faces of...
July 29, 2014
Jewish Witch: Finding Asherah
It breaks my heart whenever I hear modern Jews talk about the end of Israelite...
July 25, 2014
Alone In Her Presence: Earth’s Saving Message
As I lean into the invitation of Earth's promise to renew, there is a certainty...
July 25, 2014
Heathen Woman: Stepping Into Ourselves: An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses (Review)
Both new and experienced spiritual practitioners can find great benefit from these relatable stories exploring...
July 22, 2014
Making Light: Athene
At this point, I may not pick up many new crafts, but I will certainly...
July 04, 2014
Alone In Her Presence: Ecstatic Monism – All Goddess…
I am an ecstatic monist, and I know there are many like me who are...
June 04, 2014
Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 3 – The Grace of Fortune
The grace of fortune is not the condition of being lucky, but a lighthearted and...
May 30, 2014
Heathen Woman: Patron Gods and the Pledging of Ourselves
There has been a lot of discussion lately about choosing a patron god in heathenry...
May 12, 2014
Seekers and Guides: Divine Wisdom, Mortal Filters
When we ask the gods to speak through us and give us their wisdom, how...
April 30, 2014
Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 2 – The Grace of Voice
The second of the nine “pure choice graces” is the grace of voice. While the...
April 16, 2014
Loop of Brighid: The Nine Pure Choice Graces, Part 1 – The Grace of Form
Bathing the head, feet and hands was once an important part of the Imbolc celebration....
March 27, 2014
Making Light: Demeter
With Demeter, my practice is about as simple and ordinary as it gets. I don't...
December 13, 2013
Heathen Woman: The Faces of Frigg
We learn from Frigg that there is strength in maintaining our home, caring for loved...
December 10, 2013
The Busy Witch: GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS
With the coming release of my first non-fiction book, GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS, I...
November 25, 2013
Seekers and Guides: Your Mileage May Vary – Embracing Contradictory Truths in the Craft
The beauty of Wicca is that many contradictory truths can be true at the same...
November 21, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Bride, the Cailleach and Nicnevin
Are Bride and Nicnevin estranged sisters? Or, if Mackenzie was right and the Cailleach and...
November 07, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 7 – The Devotional Moods
In an earlier series of columns on “The Mysticism of Devotion,” we explored the devotional...
October 28, 2013
Seekers and Guides: Imparting the Mysteries – Helping Your Students Find Personal Gnosis
How do you impart a personal experience of the Divine that may not be at...
October 10, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces, A Brigidine Sacred Text – Part 9
On Patheos Agora, Christopher Scott Thompson concludes his study of the Invocation of the Graces...
September 26, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces, a Brigidine Sacred Text – Part 8
On Patheos Agora, Christopher Scott Thompson presents his own translation of the "Ora nam Buaidh"...
August 29, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces, a Brigidine Sacred Text – Part 6
As part of his exploration of Brigidine Paganism, Christopher Scott Thompson looks at how "Invocation...
August 15, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 5
In his ongoing exploration of Brigidine Paganism, Christopher Scott Thompson analyzes the original Gaelic text...
July 18, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 3
The power of the “Invocation of the Graces” to grant victory over one's enemies should...
July 04, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 2
The “Invocation” is not only a piece of folk magic but a commentary on virtue...
June 20, 2013
Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 1
The “Invocation of the Graces” is a charm or blessing that was recited over young...
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