Month: April 2017

Uneasy Listening: Dark Ambient Music Appreciation for Pagans by Danica Swanson

“Encoded in the earth, encrypted in our bodies, and built into temples is a knowledge that wants to live again as music.” ~ Susan Elizabeth Hale, Sacred Space, Sacred Sound: The Acoustic Mysteries of Holy Places “Dark ambient is definitely a big part of my […]

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 […]

Presenting “Technopaganisms + Videogames” at Metropolitan State University’s Student Research Conference

Today (or, Monday the 24th of April, 2017, as it will be known in the nearer future), I presented my poster all about Paganisms and video games to a room full of well-dressed folks at my university. I was awarded the Conference Organizers’ Award which […]

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 […]

Exploration of the Calendar Chaotica: Inspire

In my explanation and exploration of the holy days of Chaos Paganism, I’m going to start with the day that’s next up on the calendar: the day I’ve called Inspire. Loosely speaking, as I haven’t actually settled on a date, it is supposed to align […]

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 […]