August 14, 2012

Wrestling with the ghosts of Samhain in August has been a bit of a challenge, and while I don’t think it’s going to drive me mad, it does have me looking over my shoulder a lot more often than usual. Jason Mankey writes about the pitfalls of sharing your brain with a Samhain Ritual for an extended period of time. Read more

August 13, 2012

I managed a coffee shop for nearly ten years when I lived in Michigan. While most of us think of coffee shops as small slices of bohemia, the one I worked at was quite different. We were right next door to the Michigan House of Representatives, and even when the Democrats were in the governor’s chair there was a decidedly conservative bent to neighborhood. The store was also owned by two conservative Evangelical Christians. It was a strange mix of… Read more

August 10, 2012

Herne is a god, a folktale, and a ghost-story; he’s also the only god who has ever explicitly expressed his displeasure with me during ritual. Adventures with Herne is a look into the origins of the god, and how I learned to appreciate him. Read more

August 7, 2012

How does one find the God? Perhaps the gods find us and we don’t have much choice in the matter? Jason Mankey recounts his early experiences with deity and how ended up “raising the horns” above all else. Read more

August 2, 2012

A Pagan comments on his feelings about Jesus. Read more

July 31, 2012

Clearing up misconceptions about Modern Paganism. Read more

July 27, 2012

A skeptic visits the Spiritualist community of Lily Dale, witnesses a few spirit readings, and takes a step backward in time. Read more

July 26, 2012

The last week of my overly long Midwest/East Coast jaunt was spent at the Brushwood Folklore Center, at their Sirius Rising Festival. I’ve been going to Sirius for almost ten years, originally just because it was right before the Starwood Festival, and then eventually just because I enjoyed Sirius (and Brushwood) its self. I don’t think words can describe how much I love and appreciate Brushwood. As a campground it has perfectly situated its self between two worlds; there’s great… Read more

July 25, 2012

It’s probably not obvious, but I’m pretty sensitive about my Paganism.  I’m not sensitive about matters of history or theology; we can agree or disagree until Ragnorok and still be friends.  Some of my favorite Pagans are people who bicker with me about the origins of gods or the age of Wicca.  More academic type pursuits (and the disagreements about them) inform my Paganism, but they don’t define it.  What’s most important to me as a Pagan is interacting with… Read more

July 17, 2012

(I’m still on the road and typing without a net, or with only an Ipad and a limited ability to spellcheck. I apologize in advance for the mistakes, misspelled words, and typos. I do love you all so much that I just coughed up ten bucks for decent internet access, so remember that when you notice the inevitable problems that will probably plague this entry.) With thirty-two festivals under its kilt, Starwood is one of the longest running Pagan/Magickal Festivals… Read more

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