Month: May 2018

Skryim: Dova-king of video game magic

The tale of the dragonborn, Bethesda Studios’ Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, available to the playing public since 2011, is becoming a modern classic, known to those who play games at “hardcore” and “casual” levels. In the same way the interactive story of the hero let loose in […]

Marwolaeth Y Duw Aur: A Lament for the Lost Marshes

Great Sorrow As the body on the bier Goes down   The river flows Annwn grows More distant   Dry rushes Where marshy ground once stood In peace   The river flows Annwn grows More distant   Red flags Waving eagle standards high In war […]

a dreaming moon, a yearning moon

The weeks leading up to this full moon have been full of ideas — galloping straight toward me. I could the feel the way the earth moved slightly and how I have been steadying myself for the eventual impact. But it’s all hoof beats. For […]

Leadership Assets: Discipline

When I discuss the necessity of discipline, it often evokes sighs, tuning out, and even displays of anger.  I’m already doing everything I can possibly do, giving all I can possibly give!  I don’t have time!  I work ten hours a day! I’m exhausted! How […]

On Faith

Sometimes, faith seems almost like a dirty word in Paganism, steeped in too much Christo-centric history to be worthwhile.  It’s paired, somehow, with notions of gods who chase – even abuse – their devotees, demanding worship.  It’s associated with being anti-science, of convincing oneself of […]

7 tools of witchcraft never listed in a grimoire

When most witches begin their practice, there’s a scramble for the tools of esoteria. We take our time to gather incense burners, just the right candles, our athames, bollines, and swords – and we love these shinies. They brigthen our lives and spirits. As practice […]

15 Ways to Make Your Pagan Gatherings and Organizations Better

In 2014, when I first moved to the Bay Area, I attended two Samhain rituals: one in Palo Alto, and the ubiquitous Reclaiming Spiral Dance. I had little to no history with the Pagans of the Bay: a Pagan Newswire Collective contact here, the casually […]