Tag: abuse

On Moira Greyland and the Dark Side of Avalon (Part 1)

I end up writing on abuse topics often. I don’t want to – believe me, I’d rather be posting recipes, and spells, and prayers and more of that Wiccan better homes and gardens stuff I wrote in the late 90s that got reposted without attribution […]

HOW abuse hurts people – a few words before Pantheacon

Horrifying behaviors that should be indisputable that I still routinely see excused in the Pagan community and beyond: Any sexuality with a child AT ALL. If they’re not old enough to vote and you could not be reasonably considered a peer, leave them the hell […]

Self Care

What now? What about the people? As for the abusers and boundary breakers? They can choose to stop the behavior. They absolutely can and then they can come back. They need to apologize for what they did, make big observable changes to their behavior. You […]

The Missing Stair

tw: abuse, apathy, gas lighting   Missing stairs and leaders You all know someone who is a ‘missing stair’. It’s the person who gets handsy after a few drinks or the one who gets mean and abusive but doesn’t mean it. It’s the one that […]

Paganism and Abuse Part 1 by Sylvia

Ever wonder about how to spot abuse? Usually if you have a thought that your relationship may be unhealthy, you are probably correct.

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 […]

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 […]