Pagan Culture

June is Pagan Values Month!

It’s the 9th Annual Pagan Values month. While most Pagan writers, bloggers, etc. write about Pagan Values on a daily basis, we invite you to go a little deeper on topics dear to your heart. How do you express your values in your daily life? How do you practice your Pagan values in the workplace? What personal ethical conundrums have you faced in the past year, and how did your values factor into how you handled them? Because so much of the current Pagan dialectic is world facing, we’re asking you if you can to take some time out to […]

(Spoilers) The Love Witch vs the Pagan Patriarchy

In this season passing between Beltane and Midsummer, the phrase All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals emerges often. As the earth heats up, so do we, and certain Pagans move into the sacred season of sexuality – and all the hot, sweaty Pagan festivals – with sweaty fervor. While reality has intruded more and more into the Pagan self-perception as sexually free and enlightened, for the most part, Pagan-identified people hold to that collective belief and all the bawdy jokes that go with it.Yet for those of the witchcraft set that watched filmmaker Anna Biller’s the Love […]

That’s Gross Don’t Do That

Pantheacon, 2015 Standing in line for the Green Fairy Party. Someone peers at my badge, scans my name. Turns to friend and says “Oh, that’s nobody famous. Let’s go see if we can find  —–.” Pantheacon 2017 At a suite event. Hostess is openly charmed by my boyfriend. I thank her for her hospitality, she half glares and mumbles something. She engages my boyfriend again and he says we have to leave for the Llewellyn author’s party. “Oh, are you an author?” she asks him. “No, my girlfriend is!” She asks what I wrote and her demeanor changes from borderline hostile […]