Pagan Culture

Baron Samedi asked me to write this…

It’s been a strange year for me. Multiple psychic attacks have hit me, to the point where people with no sensitivity coming into my house can tell what’s going on. I’m experienced. I protect myself well. I have for the most part maintained good relationships […]

Looks Enjoyable: Disgust towards the Sexualizing of Girls in Game Narratives & Halloween Costumes this October

So the 31st of October is coming up very soon, a day that coincides in the states with flamboyant costumes, somber rituals, apple cider, the end of the harvest season, classic horror movies showing up in theaters for a limited time, copious amounts of candy, […]

What to do when your world is on fire

It’s apocalyptic here in the San Francisco Bay area. This is the second night where the haze from the fires from Sonoma County and Napa Valley has so obscured the sun in San Francisco that it is nothing but a red disk glowering at the […]

Untangling the Labyrinth of Cult Behaviors: One Scenario Analyzed

Last week, Cara Schulz posted WicCom Priest Under Fire for Ethical and Sexual Misconduct on Pagan news blog the Wild Hunt. The story, in an unusual twist for such matters in the Pagan community, has people from both sides of the contention speaking about the […]

Towards Accountability as a white Pagan

On the first of September, many members boycotted Tumblr for the day because of the social media platform’s approach to, or rather failure to approach, white supremacist activity on their site. The months of recent RL hate groups collectivizing in cities like Charlottesville has started […]

Post Heathenry and the Children of Yggdrasil

Heathenry is a hostile climate for many and I’m dubious about that ever changing; it’s good to create new spaces and models within which to grow new structures.  If Heathenry becomes more accepting of the marginalized and the mystic then we won’t have lost anything from doing so, and if it doesn’t then we will have done the work already.

My warning labels

I’m not a chest pounder. I don’t flash my titles and initiations and backgrounds. I do my work, I shut the f— up until I’ve done my deeds and for the most part I stay away from covens, lodges, or anything involving a group mind. […]

On #bindtrump and the #magicresistance: some suggested embellishments

Here’s a few tips for witches participating in the #magicresistance

Developing PRIDE: The Attendance of Gender and Sexual Diversity in Pagan Game Designers

We’re twenty days into June, which means that, for twenty days, my Facebook and Tumblr dashboards have consistently presented me an excess of rainbow flags, companions and couples and companies kissing for cameras, and the gender nonconforming and non-white reality of the Stonewall Riots. It […]

Pagan (Non) Presence at MayDay Parade 2017

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 […]