Month: June 2017

Watching the Oasis by Lon Sarver

Fandom is part of my community. Mostly, they’re not the people I practice with. Hell, this is an old-style literary science fiction/fantasy convention; there are plenty of folks here who think all religion is irrational delusion.  

Embodied Polytheism by Lon Sarver

Our teaching circle was working together on a garden one day, and there was much complaining about the smell of the compost we were turning into the soil. I quipped, “That’s the fecundity of the Earth that you’ve been worshiping.” Folks did not appreciate the […]

Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Joined A Coven…so far

  These are some of the lessons I’ve learned since joining a coven in 2011. It’s probably not complete, and I know I’ve got a lot to learn, but I figured I’d share what I’ve learned thus far. Inclusivity is key. Recently, there was a beautiful […]

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 […]

On #bindtrump and the #magicresistance: some suggested embellishments

Here’s a few tips for witches participating in the #magicresistance

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 […]