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Witches and Pagans

  • Tree with Suns
    December 11, 2018
    Thumbnail ImageCheck out this early 5th-century gilded silver pendant from West Gotland in Sweden. If Stockholm University’s Anders Andrén is right, this is an image of the ancestral universe. According to Andrén, w … Read More ↗

  • A Quiet Invitation
    December 10, 2018
    Thumbnail Image“As candles burn and bells jingle, Remember the dark and the quiet. They are the reason for the season, And should be held as dear.” —Kay Holt As I have noted in other recent posts, the bustle of the … Read More ↗

  • Everyday Blessings
    December 10, 2018
    Thumbnail Image“May the great mystery make sunrise in your heart.” —Sioux blessing quoted in Meditations for Living in Balance This picture was actually taken nearing sunset, but it matches the spirit of this quote … Read More ↗

  • Soul-Bone Tired
    December 10, 2018
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  • Holiday Cookies
    December 10, 2018
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Natural Pagans

  • Effective Atheopagan Leadership: a Curriculum
    December 2, 2018 Mark Green
    Thumbnail ImageAs I’ve written before, my conceptualization of Atheopaganism as a path and a tradition does not incorporate concepts of degrees of advancement or “clergy”. I just find these to be fraught with too ma … Read More ↗

  • Candle Rituals
    December 8, 2018 Mark Green
    Thumbnail ImageOne of the more characteristic “witches’ tools” used in rituals is the candle. There are many ways we can work with them to create psychologically powerful and effective rituals. Candles provide a “ma … Read More ↗

  • Noble Ancestors
    November 27, 2018 Mark Green
    Thumbnail ImageWe have our real ancestors–blood relations, going all the way back to single-celled organisms if we go back far enough.  But there are also those now dead whom we admire for their exemplary qualities: … Read More ↗

  • GUEST POST: When in Rome: My Road to Roman Atheopaganism
    December 5, 2018 Mark Green
    Thumbnail ImageToday we offer a guest post by Daughter of Neptune, who is creating her own nontheist Pagan practice focused on the archetypes of Greek and Roman deities. All roads lead to Rome and it was on my intel … Read More ↗

  • 7 Minutes of Terror, November 26th, 2018! [Starstuff, Contemplating]
    November 26, 2018 HumanisticPaganism
    Thumbnail ImageHere it comes!  Seven minutes of terror, with survival hanging in the balance!  It’s real, and you can live it yourself! Every now and then, I am reminded of how incredible it is to live now.  So many … Read More ↗

Druid Life

  • Mapping the Contours, a reading
    December 3, 2018 Nimue Brown
    This is me reading Mapping the Contours, a poem from a poetry collection of the same name. This is a collection I’ve written over a number of years – and not in an especially deliberate way. The poems … Read More ↗

  • When you can’t meditate
    December 9, 2018 Nimue Brown
    There’s a vile notion out there that goes ‘people who can’t meditate for half an hour every day need to meditate for an hour’. The phrasings vary, but the gist tends to be about the same. It assumes e … Read More ↗

  • How we connect
    December 8, 2018 Nimue Brown
    Once upon a time, there was a much bigger divide between ‘ordinary’ people and ‘famous’ people. The internet has largely ended that because many of us get opportunities to enter into conversations wit … Read More ↗

  • What we enable
    December 6, 2018 Nimue Brown
    There’s a high profile man locally who makes a habit of putting hands on women and does not hear when women tell him they don’t like or want it. He tends to be a toucher of arms and shoulders, so a lo … Read More ↗

  • Sky through branches
    December 4, 2018 Nimue Brown
    Most of the leaves are off the trees now in the area where I live. One of the more noticeable features of early winter, when there’s no weather drama, comes from this change. Winter is perhaps most ea … Read More ↗

The Wild Hunt

  • Surviving Language Loss and Native Cultures
    December 5, 2018 Sean McShee
    Thumbnail ImageThe Wild Hunt . In early October 2018, Alaskan Governor Bill Walker declared a linguistic emergency. Alaska has 20 indigenous Native American languages that may all become extinct within a hundred yea … Read More ↗

  • Agents of Faith: an Exhibition
    December 9, 2018 Manny Tejeda-Moreno
    Thumbnail ImageVotive offerings are a universal phenomenon that help define sacred space. In many ways, they are irreligious, focused within an emotional moment followed by supplication or remembrance. They are acts … Read More ↗

  • UK: Pagans arrested over Stonehenge trespass
    December 6, 2018 Liz Williams
    Thumbnail ImageSalisbury, UK. Stonehenge has been back in the news recently with the arrest of three pagan women who are said to have breached access restrictions to the sacred site. Maryam Halcrow and Angela Grace, … Read More ↗

  • Column: Loki and the Resistance
    December 8, 2018 Luke Babb
    Thumbnail ImagePagan Perspectives Today’s offering is by columnist Luke Babb. Luke is a storyteller and eclectic polytheist who primarily works with the Norse and Hellenic pantheons. They live in Chicago with their … Read More ↗

  • Pagan Community Notes: Statement from Pantheacon, Many Gods West goes on hiatus, and more!
    December 3, 2018 The Wild Hunt
    Thumbnail ImageSAN JOSE, Calif. – Glenn Turner, the coordinator of Pantheacon released a statement last week regarding the removal of two presenters, Max Dashu and Witchdoctor Utu from the schedule. Turner’s stateme … Read More ↗

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