I’m a Pagan. To be more accurate, I’m a Polytheist, meaning I believe in the agency and existence of many gods. I have a profound and wonderfully terrifying relationship with one specific deity and have everything from close, familial relationships to passing acquaintances with still others. There’s a pantheon I’m most at home with. I might call that my default pantheon and it’s to that family of gods that I spend most of devotional time with.
I’m a Pagan. To be more accurate, I’m a witch in an activist, eco-feminist, consensus-based tradition that is both full of structure and paradoxically almost totally without structure. My politics, my witchy agenda, the way I walk in the world is guided by the principles of that tradition. It asks that I honor the wild, and calls for service to the earth and the community. My tradition implores me to work for all forms of justice: environmental, social, political, racial, gender and economic. My Pagan path says that my feminism includes a radical analysis of power, seeing all systems of oppression as interrelated, rooted in structures of domination and control.
I’m a Pagan. To be more accurate, I’m a Pagan that writes a blog or two and is starting to find my way to writing as much as I can about the Pagan topics that interest me. Topics like magic and the practice thereof and how we use music to affect our rituals and how it is to be a married Pagan man, hand-fasted to an incredible Pagan woman.
I write about Pagan gatherings and witch camps and how I engage with devotion and where I fail in my practices and how the world holds so much wonder and enchantment for me, especially when I let myself step into the flow of my life, me against the world, as my Druid friends might say. I write about living a life informed by, influenced by, completely, one hundred percent, totally and indefatigably defined by being Pagan.
I am a Pagan. I write about being Pagan and the things that Pagans in my world do or might be interested in. I live my life, raise my children, approach my livelihood, manage my affairs, practice my politics, love who I love and build community as a Pagan. I am not lesser for it.