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December 18, 2018
A Pagan (and Realistic) Perspective on Forgiveness
Forgiveness is a good and necessary thing, but some misguided people tell us we must...
December 16, 2018
What You Can’t See Can Hurt You
Success is not the sign of divine favor and hardship is not the sign of...
December 13, 2018
Don’t Worry Be Happy and Other Abusive Folk Wisdom
“Other people have it so much worse.” “Cheer up.” “It’s not that bad.” “You have...
December 11, 2018
Using Recorded Music In Rituals
Live music in a ritual is great. But sometimes you don’t have good musicians in...
December 09, 2018
8 Things to do for Winter Solstice as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for the Winter Solstice are designed for large groups, but many Pagans...
December 06, 2018
Paganism Isn’t Dying
No fallen elders can break the ties between us and the Gods we serve. No...
December 04, 2018
Dealing With Doubts as an Experienced Pagan
I sometimes talk about how my experiences are so strong I no longer believe, I...
December 02, 2018
My Biggest Complaint With Magical Fiction
I love magical fiction, but there is one near-universal theme in it that I absolutely...
November 29, 2018
Never Sell Them Your Soul
Our mainstream society forces us to make bargains that are unfair and often exploitative. Do...
November 27, 2018
The Spiritual Authority of Oracles is Dangerous but Necessary
For those of us who practice an oracular religion the messages we receive from our...
November 25, 2018
Exclusivist Religion Brings Death – Christian Missionary Killed Invading Isolated People
The Christian missionary killed on North Sentinel Island claimed to love its people. But he...
November 22, 2018
Are There Downsides to Living in a Magical Universe?
A reader complained that my post on the benefits of living in a magical universe...
November 20, 2018
13 Questions For Pagan Leaders
You can’t control other people’s expectations for your leadership. But you can control how you...
November 18, 2018
What Fictional Witches Can Teach Us About Pursuing What We Really Want
There are more than a few people who feel like they’re Sabrina at the edge...
November 15, 2018
Navigating the Mental Health Industry When You also have Mystical Experiences
This is the story of what happened when a bipolar Pagan described their spiritual experiences...
November 13, 2018
Celebrating Wolfenoot as a Pagan
Wolfenoot is a new holiday on November 23 that celebrates wolves, dogs, and people who...
November 11, 2018
What the Devil is Going On?
Movies of the 1960s told people “the devil’s in your kids and we need traditional...
November 08, 2018
This Is Progress, Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It
As a progressive Texan, this election brought me the emotional devastation of being so close...
November 06, 2018
Pagans, Dominionists, the Fair Folk, and the Spiritual Battle for America
As a religion, Christian fundamentalism is demonstrably false. That doesn’t mean all spiritual acts by...
November 04, 2018
House Cleansings Gone Wrong and How to Avoid Them
Sometimes we’re so intent on cleansing a place we wipe the good away with the...
November 01, 2018
How Do I Know If A God Is Calling Me?
Being called can be a great thing, but it’s not winning the lottery. It’s more...
October 30, 2018
Wayist Druids Celebrate Samhain in Athens Tennessee
What do you get when a Druid decides to hold a public ritual in a...
October 28, 2018
This is the moment we can do something that will make a tangible difference over...
October 25, 2018
Rethinking the Big Tent of Paganism
I originally thought the value of the Big Tent metaphor was its bigness. Now I...
October 23, 2018
Trickster Gods, How Magic Works, Magic For Yourself, and More
Why do some Pagans blame Trickster Gods for bad things like Christians blame their devil?...
October 21, 2018
Called by Problematic Gods
What’s a woman to do when she feels called by a God whose stories include...
October 18, 2018
The Wheel of the Year in the Era of Climate Change
The Wheel of the Year is central to modern Paganism because it's an accessible connection...
October 16, 2018
8 Things to do for Samhain as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for Samhain are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary...
October 14, 2018
So You Want To Be A Pagan – A Guide For Pagan Newcomers
What do newcomers need to know about Paganism when they’re just starting out? That’s an...
October 11, 2018
Devotional Art for Manannán mac Lir
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