Category Archives: Pagan

Ostara – Seeds of Love

I want to be a chick making a change. Ostara teaches me that even when the shells of intolerance and cruelty and fear seem too tough for me to crack, deity is within me, and within the world, and that deity’s radical, transformative love is how I work in the world, pecking away at that shell, a little bit at a time. And the more that I celebrate deity in myself, and in everyone as I do at Ostara, the more I grow, the stronger I get, to peck a little bit more. Continue reading

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OHF current location will close

For those who were not able to attend the Open Hearth Foundation town hall meeting last weekend, the biggest news is that OHF will no longer have its current location after the end of March. The board is currently working … Continue reading

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Pagan framing: Responding to news stories of alleged satanic murders

A young woman in Pennsylvania has admitted knifing one man and now claims that this is only the latest in a string of 22 murders which she committed because she was in a “satanic cult.” Pagans, please think before you … Continue reading

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Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul published

Bad news first: Crossing the River has been delayed slightly, because the publisher had to deal with another anthology first. We’re shooting for January now. Good news: The anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul, edited by Tara Masery … Continue reading

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Recent labors

I’ve been quiet here lately, mostly to work on my dissertation (a finished draft of a chapter  is such a satisfying thing!), but I’ve also had a few things appear elsewhere. At PaganSquare, I’m tentatively trying a new kind of … Continue reading

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Brigid ornament

I’ve had my hands full lately, between working on my dissertation and coping with some personal things. One of the things I do to relax is embroidery, and I wound up stitching the following design as a prayer to Brigid … Continue reading

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Balancing, moving to the light

This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about striking down DOMA and Prop 8 in favor of marriage equality. I concentrated some of my Ostara work on this subject, and I will be taking part in an interfaith … Continue reading

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Landbase whispers: Spring is here

My landbase told me that spring arrived last Tuesday. On Monday, I was walking in the rain, and I thought about something Michael Smith mentioned at Sacred Space, alluding to the way a religion that recognizes the divine immanent in … Continue reading

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Pantheacon 2013 reflections

Pantheacon was a lot of fun. It was an amazing opportunity to connect with the large West Coast concentration of Pagans and people from all over the country. I met people in person who I’d “known” online for a while, … Continue reading

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New Year’s blessings

Old year is gone away, new year is come today! I’m publishing this about 30 hours before I’ll be using that chant. However you celebrate it, may you bring in the new calendar year with joy, and may 2013 be … Continue reading

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