November 27, 2019

In polytheism and paganism, once beginners start worshipping and engaging in their practice they often ask how they know that their prayers and offerings were heard. The answer? Listening. Read more

November 15, 2019

Hekate is a very popular goddess. Undoubtedly her popularity is owed to her associations with witchcraft and the dead, but especially due to witchcraft. Read more

November 7, 2019

The Xenia Declaration is basically the Hellenic equivalent of the Heathen’s Declaration 127. Its purpose is to create unity within the Hellenic polytheistic and pagan communities in order to speak out against bigotry and discrimination. Read more

October 31, 2019

Samhain is always on October 31st, right? Actually there are a few dates to choose from to honor Samhain on, and which one you choose depends on your tradition. This includes both astrological and astronomical Samhain. Read more

October 30, 2019

Are thinning veils or veils at all actually a real thing during Samhain? And is the perception of either “veils thinning” or increased activity a universal thing or no? Read more

October 23, 2019

A review of Hail Hekate: Walking the Forked Path, an online class by Jack Grayle, author of Hekateon. Read more

October 3, 2019

Superstition comes from the Latin superstitio, an ancient Roman term to imply an excessive fear of the gods. Many pagan practices and beliefs are seen as “superstition” today. Defending polytheism is not what this post is about. This is about how to avoid being overly paranoid before the altars and shrines of the gods. Read more

October 2, 2019

How can we best appreciate pagan autumn? What do I even mean by “pagan autumn”? As pagans and polytheists, we have a fair number of holidays and celebrations which are either agricultural in nature and/or focus on the cycle of the seasons. Read more

October 1, 2019

Fundamentalism is a problem in all traditions, philosophies, and religions–including pagan and polytheistic ones. There is an obvious and concerning connection between religious rigidity and bigotry. While too many people feel that religion is the cause of war and hate I would argue that the problem is not religion, it’s dogma. Read more

September 30, 2019

“Cancel culture”–or as some have put it, a new way to describe “consequences”–is when people decide that they are done with a particular individual or group of individuals based on one or more instances of inappropriate and/or problematic behavior. How do you cancel/boycott such things without harming those who genuinely are not at fault? Read more

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