Month: June 2017

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.

A Healthy Form of Tribalism by DC McBride

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of “tribe” in a modern Pagan context. The impetus for this has been the presence in my life of an amazing community that I’ve been blessed to be a part of, a group of Morrígan devotees […]

June is Pagan Values Month! by Diana Rajchel

It’s the 9th Annual Pagan Values month. While most Pagan writers, bloggers, etc. write about Pagan Values on a daily basis, we invite you to go a little deeper on topics dear to your heart. How do you express your values in your daily life? […]

The Limits of Language by Kimberly Kirner

I sat in the crowded, small auditorium as Gregory Cajete, a Tewa author and professor at University of New Mexico, tried to help us understand a reconciliation between Western science and indigenous integrated science-religion.  In the question and answer session following, a number of academics […]

The Blaze: A Fire Memoir by amoret

It is November 2016. The election has taken place, and we are gathering around a fire. We are in my backyard. It is early November and the air is cold. The flames grow strong our portable fire pit, and there is barely enough room for […]

Paganism and Handmaids by DM Koffer

Margaret Atwood is a master at creating bleak, realistic near-future stories.  I read Oryx and Crake, which was brilliant, and which in my mind I could totally see happening.  Which is one thing that terrifies me about Handmaid.

Mythopoeia by Kiya

Mythopoeia has never really stopped; there is a constant flow of interpretation and reinterpretation present in understandings of sacred stories, and the development of new ones. However, mythopoesis as a significant literary phenomenon emerges from the same process of disenchantment that caused so much else, […]