Author Highlight

On Pagan Writing Styles by critter

Why does most of my writing take the format of directions or how-to guides? My teacher once said that everyone experiences ritual differently. I’ve also seen this idea brought up in several books and essays. Everyone in a ritual can have wildly different relationships with […]

What Does It Mean To Be A Priest or Priestess? By Datura Mandragora

I’ve been planning on taking my 2nd Degree by the end of this year. Until recently, individuals that obtained their 2nd degrees didn’t go by priest or priestess, however there is now a precedent to do so.I’ve been reflecting on what those terms mean to […]

Pagan (Non) Presence at MayDay Parade 2017 By Liz Tetu

Where was Pagan booth at MayDay Parade 2017?! Every year on the first Sunday in May, the Minneapolis-based community performance company In The Heart of the Beast presents a themed parade in Powderhorn Park. This parade, called the MayDay Parade, openly criticizes anti-populist and ecologically-ignorant […]

Rebuilding After Personal Abuse by Ember Cooke

This is not specific to Paganism. As has been noted before, communities outside the mainstream tend to have more people with a history of abuse, because abuse often drives people away from the mainstream. Pagan communities reflect this reality, so discussions of abuse tend to […]

Welcomes, Goodbyes, and New Beginnings By mollykhan

Hello to all! I am excited to begin writing here at Pagan Bloggers, and I’m eager to introduce myself. At the same time, I’m taking a new step in my mundane life. I’m moving away from my transitional home and into a place I hope […]

The Wind: An Air Memoir By amore

It is October of 2008. My lover has left me, I have started graduate school, and my mother has cancer. My entire world has been turned upside down in a matter of months. Three years prior, I had moved from Chicago to Pittsburgh to be […]

The Dancing Twins by Bryan Hewitt

Before I stepped onto the airplane I had been exploring the moss and lichens covering some of the most ancient stones on the North American continent in the foothills of the Appalachians. When my feet reached the earth once again as I walked off the […]

Beltane: Portal of Transformation By Jhenah Telyndru

The Holy Day of Beltane– called Calan Haf or Calan Mai in Welsh — was revered by the ancient Celts as a sacred bridge between the hardship of winter and the abundance of summer. Thought to exist outside of time, it is said that the veils […]

What Does It Mean To Be Clergy? by Ember Cooke

There’s a long standing joke among Wiccans: “How can you tell which is the High Priestess in a coven of witches?” “She’s the one with the broom!” It’s only funny if you get the unspoken visual of said broom being used to physically clean out […]

Right Enough by Maeve

I’ve been waiting. Waiting for the perfect inspiration. The perfect subject. The perfect muse’s whisper in my ear. To make sure that my first venture into writing on a “big blog” was perfect. That it showed the best me I could show. So people would […]