Month: August 2017

Webs, Not Pyramids

Earlier this month, our esteemed publisher, Jamie Morgan, invited us to write about the current political situation, and our reactions to it. I appreciated this, as the current situation of the United States is abhorrent to me, and keeping my reactions to it productive (if […]

The Power of Fixed Prayers

If you are new to the concept, it can seem daunting. A long, fixed prayer that you say daily? What even is the point? Isn’t prayer supposed to be a reflection of your up-to-the-moment feelings about things? An outpouring from your heart? Where do we […]

Invocation to Sapientia – Woman of Wisdom

Lady of wisdom, hear my call. Grant us your discernment in the weaving this night. Multivalent goddess, I feel the chill in the air as evening falls, And we sip from your Cauldron of Wisdom, chasing Awen. Help us to understand your mysteries, bring us […]

Play Like A Pagan! Ritual as an Opening to Game Studies

I returned to college for the “Fall” earlier this summer month, and my time has been a little harried. For it being my senior year, I have yet to see my opportunity to do the slide. I’ve crammed 15 credits into this semester alone and […]

Natural Relations

(One of my own photos, a great place for thinking about nature.) Hello again folks, As a follow up to my last post on this blog, today I want to talk about what might be called nature spirits. Now there is a great deal of […]

To Build Sacred Space or Not to Build Sacred Space?

In Wicca, many Wicca-inspired Pagan religions, and in other Pagan religions, there is the concept of “sacred space” and the creation of it. I’m going to assume for purposes of brevity that everyone reading this post knows what sacred space is and is meant to […]

Pagan Identity and the Plague of White Supremacy

I began this post in June of this year, right before spending a summer completely inundated with rather stressful events in my life and in the nation.  As much as I greatly desired to blog, I’ve been battling the kind of exhaustion that comes with […]

Eclipse Magic

I am eight. I have been given a subscription to the magazine Sky & Telescope as part of our preparation for Halley’s Comet, and I read through it, earnestly trying to make sense of the articles, studying the pictures. I am trying to make sense […]

On Charlottesville and Elsewhere

  What the fuck can you say about Charlottesville? What can you say or do about any egregious act of violence or hatred? Lately, I’ve been really struggling with the “Thoughts and prayers” posts on social media. To me, it’s an echoing, mocking cry. It […]