Recent Posts

Metaphysical Shops, Payment Cards, Authenticity, and Fraud by DM Koffer

For a little background, there’s a growing trend in companies that offer e-commerce or payment processing, in which Pagans are forbidden from selling spiritual supplies.  (For example – in this story, Square terminated their agreement with an occult shop owner.  Etsy is also famous for […]

Dreaming with Cernunnos by Celaeno Harpisong

I was lost in a dream I had, surrounded by a suffocating mist. I started to run, to where, I don’t know. Trees, dead from the winter’s cold beckoned to me. Their branches like arms, grabbing and tearing at my clothes.

Red Hot & Holy – a review and my thoughts by Grace E

Whenever I had to put the book down, I couldn’t wait to come back to it. A spiritual biography is one, big UPG (unverifiable spiritual gnosis), and Sera delivers hers with wit and humor, with energy flowing off the page as she puts her heart […]

Haplogroup Identities and Pagans by finnchuill

This month I’m taking a different track, especially in light of recent murders in Oregon and evidence of pagan/heathen gods referenced in hate groups, the AFA using actual Neo-Nazi imagery, and the rising of the alt-right in general (too often showing interest in pagan imagery)*. First […]

Paganism and Abuse Part 1 by Sylvia

Ever wonder about how to spot abuse? Usually if you have a thought that your relationship may be unhealthy, you are probably correct.

In Search of Islands by Bryan Hewitt

Under a star that is almost lost within the vast darkness I voyage into the unknown. Along my journey I see the uncertain outlines of many small lands in danger of being swallowed up by the rising waters. They are beautiful and I love them […]

Cooperative Disagreement: A Tip for Apologetics by Steven

Whether it’s on the interwebs, over the phone or in person, chances are that at some point you’ll come across the opportunity to discuss religion with a monotheist. It could be with family, friends, co-workers or even complete strangers: monotheism tends toward proselytism as it […]

My Thoughts on Pagan and Heathen Community by Molly Khan

Heathenry: the religion of conservative, straight white guys who’d rather read an academic journal than join in a ritual; plus there’s a good chance they’re secretly Nazis. Paganism: where all the shiny parts of the worlds’ religions are brought together by aging hippies and teen […]

The Welsh Origins of King Arthur – Part 2 by Jhenah Telyndru

Although it may be impossible to plot a direct evolutionary line in the development of the Arthurian legend from his earliest appearance as a semi-historical solider figure, to the imperial presence found in the later romances, there are certainly stages of tradition which can be […]

New Story: The Webs of Creation by Laine Mardollsdottir

The beginning was not the First Thing.  It’s just the first thing that matters in this story.


My Diary

The Stream By finnchuill

I’m sitting on a bench, happy that the stream that has been dry lately, except for a few diminishing pools, the last hideout for the frogs, has water again. I met this stream last year, just about a year ago, and since walk along the ‘streamside trail’ frequently. Walking is a druidic practice for me. The land by the stream slowly opens itself to me. Small naio trees form an open grove about me.

My thoughts open to this: place is a kind of gnosis. A place slowly coalesces around me, around my body on a bench, in and out of my mind, my breathing, my perceptions. The stream is variant, diverse, sometimes hugely full, flowing up through small side channels, even taking out the little bridge one time last summer. Other times, all polished boulders, small puddles. Everything is volcanic here, water can percolate down into the earth easily, but up in the mountains it rains a lot, sending more water down. Such simple things, but so often ignored, such small things the place reveals.