Month: August 2017

On The Disenchantment of the World

We touched on something in the last post that may as well be called the convertibility thesis. This thesis holds that individuality and ineffability are convertible with one another, so that both just refer to the same thing in different ways. To return to our […]

War

This is not a conflict that you can remain neutral on and be a good person. You must stand against this evil or be part of it.

Ritefully Bewitched

All I do as a community Priestess considered, ritual creation and facilitation is unequivocally my greatest delight.  I remain thoroughly inspired and amazed by the transformation that occurs in these rites, both within myself and in others, even after leading hundreds of rituals over almost […]

Thinking on Boann

  The rivers, the streams, the creeks, the rills, and brooks ultimately flow from the well at the center of the world, known as the Well of Segais in Irish myth. The flow of Boann, the milk of the cow goddess, she who was dismembered […]

Burning Through Toxicity: 5 Ways to Connect with the Divine Masculine.

Times are changing. But as things shift, so too does our society’s understanding of ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’.

There has been so much toxicity in the (relatively modern) notion of masculinity, which is being compounded by those in power on the world stage. There has been so much fragility within the current belief of what it takes to ‘be a man’. There has been so much that fear about something that has absolutely nothing to do with the divine masculine. For thousands of years ‘masculinity’ has become a play of power based upon oppression and control.

This can be make it difficult to access our divine masculine energy.

WotY and GeoLocal Celebrations

  Celebrating the turning of the year as a pagan in Madison, WI has been a completely different experience from the years I spent in San Diego, CA. In SoCal, it was impossible to relate to “winter” holidays, because it was 80* and sunny at […]

Care

It’s time to care again.  It’s time to care fiercely, with hearts aflame and hands raised, with the Ancestors below us and the Gods behind us, with fearsome compassion in our deeds and righteous fury in our eyes.

Healing and Protection (and a bonus)

  Ever picked up a reference book on herbs or crystals?  Did you notice how many herbs and crystals are for healing and protection? Like, lots.  I mean, of all the challenges Pagans deal with, why the emphasis on healing and protection? Weird, isn’t it?  […]

The Roots and The Stag

In the Earth there lies the roots of a giant plant. Maybe it is an aspen forest waiting to break the surface and sing the song of leaves in the wind. Maybe it is the first shoot in a mighty grove of redwoods so strong […]