January 31, 2017

For many of us, the season of Imbolc is the season of the Celtic Goddess whose names we know from ancient inscriptions and from her assimilation in the Christian era into the panoply of saints. She is Bride of the Scots, Brigid of the Irish, Berc’hed of the Bretons, Brigantia of Britain and Gaul. Like all Great Goddesses, she is honored in many facets. She is a goddess invoked by warrior men and women as they rode their chariots into battle. There are times when we need a warrior Goddess and it is in this aspect that we may need her now. Read more

December 19, 2016

So as we transition to the new calendar year, let us seek harmony within ourselves, and elemental balance. Let us give ourselves a gift at this season of giving. This is the gift of taking ourselves seriously, of thinking that our bodies, minds, hearts, spirits, are worth caring for and cultivating. Read more

October 27, 2016

As we approach the Samhain season, our thoughts turn to our dead, those we knew in this life and those more distant from us. The idea that our ancestors watch over us, guide us, and protect us is common to many Pagan cultures and the blessings of the ancestors remain an important part of Paganism today. How can we celebrate our ancestors of blood, spirit and land? Read more

September 20, 2016

Transplanting Paganism is like transplanting vines, the flavour of the wine that results will be subtly different from that of the root stock in its homeland; but with time and patience the crop will grow and flourish. Read more

July 21, 2016

Finding a language for our deepest inner experience is difficult. Whether our mystical experiences are with nature, or with Goddess or God, or with another human being in ecstatic sexual union, they share the qualities of being fleeting, formless, beyond words. Read more

June 21, 2016

As Pagans, we work with shared symbols and myths. Each of us interprets our myths and symbols in a way that is deeply personal and individual, but we share a common non-verbal ‘language’. Read more

April 29, 2016

The answer to, ‘What does nature do for us?’ seems obvious. She feeds, shelters, and clothes us, but nature does so much more. Read more

April 3, 2016

In Wicca there is a saying that, ‘If that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee.’ Much of what we are doing as Pagans is re-member-ing, bringing together the fragments of the past to recreate a whole. Read more

February 25, 2016

Most spiritual traditions teach that in order to evolve spiritually we must know who and what we are. To do this we need to set aside times when we deliberately take a rest from the busy, frenetic world of doing, and stop to simply be. Read more

January 19, 2016

When we think of religious leaders, our social conditioning biases towards conjuring up images of venerable bearded gentlemen or charismatic male preachers, but through Goddess spirituality, women come much more to the fore. Doreen Valiente is one of the many powerful women whose work has crafted contemporary Paganism. Read more

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