Month: April 2017

Roots & Branches: Forked Paths by Sam Jackson

This is my third essay in an ongoing series of essays. In these essays, I reflect upon my familial roots and how they may inform my relationship with the numinous. In searching for some insight into the matter of whether or not one’s spiritual path may be informed […]

It’s the Little Things: Tiny Bioimprovements… by Diana

Building seeps, bioswales, vernal ponds, marshy areas, and the likeinto your California native planting helps restore groundwater like nothing else. San Jose had extremely minimal rain the past two days, a fraction of an inch. But this little streambed pond still has a couple of […]

People and Persons by Nicholas Haney

This is the second part of our ongoing exploration of animism and shamanism. I want to return your attention to the definition of animism I used in the first post on this blog. That animism is; “the idea that the world is full of persons […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Turning the Page By dcmcbride

A world and a day ago, I wrote about change. After a year of more-or-less monthly contributions to Nature’s Path on the Patheos Pagan Channel, I made the decision to eschew the platform graciously provided to me by CUUPS Continental and strike out on my own with a […]

An Introduction for Religious Storytelling By Anne

We all tell stories. We have stories about ourselves, our friends, and our lives. We tell stories about our families, and our families tell stories about us. Some of these we share. Some of these we tell only to ourselves. Sometimes our mouth tells one […]

Casting Circles of Resistance: Earth By autumnjoyful

By the Earth that is her Body… Like a Mighty earthquake you have shaken me, great mother. I have bared witness to the siege, momma, Of how we have pierced you and stolen your oils and gasses And we have called it progress… click and […]

Nature Mysticism: Kissed by the Night Sky By Kimberly Kirner

I thought carefully how I wanted to begin my blogging journey in this platform – what sort of introduction to my practice as a Druid and Pagan I wanted to give.  What I concluded is that if I could strip down my practice to one […]

How does Magic Work? How Hermeticism brings…By mariettawilliams

Upon reconnecting with a classmate from high school, he was shocked to learn that I fashion myself a witch.  How could I, someone with a degree, someone who believes in the empirical, someone of generally practical mind, possibly believe in the hocus pocus of magic? […]

The Flowers In My Garden: A Lesson from Frigg By L.V. Boloix

About a year ago, in the beginning of the great tumult that was 2016, Frigg stepped into my life. It was something that shocked me and that shamed me; after all, the messiness of my room and of my life was no worthy place for the […]

All the Green and Growing Things: Casting a Spell… by Amoret

The first three months of 2017 have been full of change, disruption and flux for me. Like the seasonal shift from winter to spring, I have been working through the fits and starts of the new exchanging with the old, of life dancing with death. […]