March 13, 2020

As the warmth of spring starts to loosen the grip of winter’s cold, the quickening of Imbolc transforms from thought and desire into action. The energies of new beginnings and rebirth are everywhere and seeds are planted, literally and metaphorically, for the coming harvest. Throughout the agricultural cycle, each of the eight touchpoints of the Wheel of the Year is vital and none more so than Spring Equinox when the seeds go into the loosened ground, full of the promise… Read more

March 3, 2020

As I have navigated almost forty years of involvement in Pagan communities, I have come to believe that there are six things the average Pagan wants to accomplish. Let’s be realistic and say that of the six, most crave at least three. I have been blessed to cross most of those goals off my list. Of the six main goals, I have accomplished five and a half, so I thought it might be fun to talk about those things and whether… Read more

February 11, 2020

Another con (convention, not convict) season is upon us and there are many out there to choose from, unlike the old days when many of us hardly knew that other Pagans existed. Now, there are conventions and festivals across the country with Pagans, Witches, Druids and all other labels bringing out their individual lights to shine. Of course, anytime we assemble in groups of more than say (just choosing an arbitrary number here) one, we are subject to conflicts involving… Read more

January 28, 2020

After taking a break from blogging for Patheos, I did not intend for my first serious post to be slamming another blogger, and yet here we are with a blogger begging for evisceration. Our illustrious leader here at Patheos Pagan, Jason Mankey, recently directed us to an Independent article written by Ceri Radford  (2020, January 12) called “I spent a week becoming a witch and the results were worrying.” I have to say, they certainly were, enough so that I eventually… Read more

January 8, 2020

I am from Kentucky and there is an unwritten but understood practice that if you leave there, you can come back but no one is going to know what to do with you when you do. The people I grew up around were so accustomed to living and dying around one another that the idea of leaving was too foreign to consider. Sure, you might fantasize about traveling the world and you might even do a stint in the military or… Read more

September 23, 2015

Out there in the world, especially in, but not limited to, the global Pagan internet community, there is a stream of viciousness that is sometimes hard to endure. There are those who thrive on it. They love to get in there all suited up in their battle gear and ready to defend the sacred honor of their beliefs, not just to zealot trolls of other religions who come into our sacred space, but also to our “own kind” who insist… Read more

September 17, 2015

Harvest is the glory of the Empress, the Harvest Mother who births are blessing. These words are to honor Her. Read more

September 16, 2015

Mabon is the celebration of our blessings of the second harvest. This ritual from the CUSP tradition honors the bounty. Read more

September 15, 2015

Autumn Equinox or “Mabon” is a time of tremendous blessings and powerful magic. Got yours yet? Read more

September 9, 2015

Even the Beetlejuice of Fundamentalist Christianity, the Westboro Baptist Church, went on the attack against Kim Davis saying, “You cannot repent of a sin you actively live.” A broken clock is right twice a day. Read more

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