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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
This is the story of a new devotional painting of Manannán mac Lir by Pagan...
October 09, 2018
Gods Behaving Badly? Myth, Virtue, and the Limitations of Modern Thinking
Myths are more than fictional stories and they aren’t intended to be read literally. Oftentimes...
October 07, 2018
7 Things We Owe Pagan Newcomers
Hospitality is among the greatest of Pagan virtues, and it means more than offering food...
October 04, 2018
6 Ways to Talk to the Gods (and How to Listen for an Answer)
Religion is ultimately about relationships: with our families and communities, with the natural world, with...
October 02, 2018
A Conclave of Cats: Debating the Nature of the Gods
Imagine, if you will, a conclave of cats gathered to discuss and debate the true...
September 30, 2018
Escaping Our Hells By Fighting
Over the past few days many of us have descended into our own personal hells,...
September 27, 2018
Doubts, Fears, and TV Preachers – Dealing With the Urge to Turn Back
There is no shame in fear and doubt – they’re part of being imperfect humans...
September 25, 2018
Everything Is Important But Everything Can’t Be First
Your main thing isn’t everyone else’s main thing. People who try to manipulate others into...
September 23, 2018
Animal Gods and Gods of the Animals
Xenophanes said that horses would worship Gods that look like horses. But some of our...
September 20, 2018
Sitting in a Bland Funeral Thinking About What We Should Do For Our Dead
We’ve all heard someone say “funerals are for the living.” No. This is sacrilege. This...
September 18, 2018
Why Would Anyone Take an Oath to a God?
Taking oaths is among the most serious and most personal of personal religious decisions you’ll...
September 16, 2018
8 Things to do for Mabon as a Solitary Pagan
Many traditional activities for Mabon are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary...
September 13, 2018
Their Ways Are Not Our Ways: A Warning And A Call
I have a message for those who feel the call to mystical and ecstatic practice,...
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