Image: Bonfire by Dheeraj Dwivedi. Some rights reserved. “Fire is a hungry witness, and demands more of me than easy words and misery without accountability.” Read more at The Blaze: A Fire Memoir — Amoret BriarRose
My insightful friend Bone discusses the risk of being a fallible human and a leader in pagan communities: I’m always hesitant about stepping into leadership in my community. I feel called to share my gifts, and resist the glare of the spotlight. Scrutiny is a… Read More
By Leo Babauta As I write this, I’m sitting in cloud-filled rainforest at a retreat in Ecuador, surrounded by the calls of thousands of tropical birds and creatures, dense lush greenery, and some of the most open-hearted human beings I’ve ever met. Before I came… Read More
If you are a person who… 1. cares at all about concepts like social justice, racism, gender equality, feminism, patriarchy, and privilege …and… 2. carries a frustration with people who have either been unable or unwilling to possess a nuanced understanding for what any of… Read More
“This lunar cycle was seeded in the Pisces season, but the Sun has moved into Aries now, so this Full Moon occurs in the opposite sign of Libra. An eclipsed Libra Moon gives us the opportunity to radically review our relationship to balance and justice.”… Read More
I will tell you a secret; there are no occult secrets.
There is no such thing as “secret lore.” It simply does not exist. All so-called “secret lore” has already been written down in books, and has been for centuries. Yes, centuries.
The names of the Gods are published; the names of the Watchers have been published; the name of God Herself has been published and can be found with only a nominal amount of searching, if one will read books that were written before the 20th century (too few people do that anymore). All the legends and stories of every tradition have their exact analogues in history and myth from around the world and beyond.
If I was so foolish as to believe that I possessed the “secret lore,” how shocked I would be to find these secrets in Plato’s Dialogues, in the writings of Hermes Trismegistus, in…
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This poem, my gods, this poem. This is one of the myriad of reasons that I am no longer a Catholic. What the priest said To my mother After her eighth pregnancy Ended in a hard loss And the doctor’s admonition Another might end… Read More
I am going to be submitting poetry – you should submit something, too! Read more here: Call for Submissions: Full Moon & Foxglove (An Anthology of Witches & Witchcraft)
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By Dr. Jessica McCort, Instructor of Writing in the English Department, Duquesne University Image courtesy of wallpoper.com. Recently, I have become deeply invested in fostering my students’ ability to question the world around them, particularly the received messages that…
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Promotional Poster (Fair Use–Review) By Judith O’Grady ‘Song of the Sea’, a beautiful Irish-made children’s animated film, was recently released. Absolutely astonishing artwork! Fabulous folk tale-drenched findings! Marvelous mythic machinations!! (that’s the review, there). My son set my tv-connected…