Tag: community

O, Be Some Other Name! by Sam Jackson

I recently spent four days in the rain and sun at PSG, or Pagan Spirit Gathering, one of America’s oldest and largest Nature Spirituality festivals. This was my second year in attendance having attended it in 2016. Last year, as a PSG “virgin”, I was […]

Some Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve Joined A Coven…so far by Datura

These are some of the lessons I’ve learned since joining a coven in 2011. It’s probably not complete, and I know I’ve got a lot to learn, but I figured I’d share what I’ve learned thus far. Inclusivity is key.

My Thoughts on Pagan and Heathen Community by Molly Khan

Heathenry: the religion of conservative, straight white guys who’d rather read an academic journal than join in a ritual; plus there’s a good chance they’re secretly Nazis. Paganism: where all the shiny parts of the worlds’ religions are brought together by aging hippies and teen […]

A Healthy Form of Tribalism by DC McBride

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of “tribe” in a modern Pagan context. The impetus for this has been the presence in my life of an amazing community that I’ve been blessed to be a part of, a group of Morrígan devotees […]

Spiritual Biography by Grace E

It used to crack me up when people claimed they’d been a Witch since childhood. Children grow up in the religion of their parents and it seemed fake & presumptuous to make a claim like that. After all, Wicca and Goddess Spirituality have only been […]

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 […]

Paganism: resists infallible leader syndrome…by boneweaver

I’m always hesitant about stepping into leadership in my community. I feel called to share my gifts, and resist the glare of the spotlight. Scrutiny is a difficult thing, but my religious community prides itself on being fully human in all the places of our […]