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The Music of Washing by Bryan Hewitt

The most recent name given to the place where I live comes from a story full of blood and desire that is surrounded by water. The conquistadors who set out from Spain aboard ships laden with guns, armor and the thirst for gold also took […]

“From the Gods to Divination”, Walking the Worlds 3.2 (Summer 2017), 16-22.

This summer’s issue of Walking the Worlds is out and is all about divination. It features a short piece from me called “From the Gods to Divination” (although my name is spelled with a ‘v’, I’ve always thought the ‘ph’ looks more distinguished 😛 ), wherein I attempt to […]

On Bowing Out by Ember Cooke

Last week, the Vanic Conspiracy held our seasonal Trance Devotional ritual. We try to hold these whenever there is a 5th Friday in a month, which happens about 4 times a year. It’s a very convenient interval for honoring a strongly seasonally-influenced pantheon. I believe […]

Slipping Out Into the Mythic by Finnchuill

You take off your armor, you run in the forest, or drop naked into the sea, letting go of your rational self, even if for minutes only. You had discoveries while out there, senses you didn’t know you had, or impossible communications. Or maybe it’s […]

phases by Irisanya

I don’t know what to say since my mother died in April, but there are words in every crevice of my life. There are ways to create signposts that alert me to what’s happened and no direction to what happens next. I know that something […]

3 things for better teaching (and better learning) by Jenett Silver

One of the things I love about teaching is figuring out how a given group of people’s reacting to what I’m teaching on that day. There’s plenty that’s challenging about this, of course, but I love seeing what examples work, which topics get a lot […]

Compromise, or how to deal with not getting exactly what you want by DM Koffer

This post is about compromise.  Now, you might be thinking, “what does compromise have to do with being Pagan?” Quite a bit, actually – if you practice Paganism, you’re probably not going to get exactly what you want.  You can expect that, whether you’re joining […]

Thinking Theologically: Sacred Texts and Sacred Text by LV Boloix

In the pagan and polytheist communities, generally and across the board, I’ve observed a strange love/hate relationship with the concepts of sacred texts. Many in our communities express disgust, hatred, or apathy towards the idea of having a sacred text, mostly out of (mis)understanding a […]

From Eridu to Shuruppak and Everywhere in Between by Sam Jackson

I’ve recently been given the opportunity to begin working with members of The Temple of Sumer, a collective of pagans devoted to reviving and reconstructing the religion of the people of the Ancient Near East, specifically that of the Sumerian people. The direction that I […]

For the Love of the Little-Known Gods by Datura

I love rivers. I’ve always wanted to live by one. Perhaps it’s because I’m a Pisces as I find healing in running water; whenever I’m sick, I head for the shower and let the water beat down on me. So, it was natural for me to seek […]