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Who is your dark moon goddess?

I work with two primary goddesses, Brigid and Morrigan. In my work, they form a complementary pairing. Brigid usually takes the creative and healing roles, while the Morrigan is the goddess I turn to when I need to work through … Continue reading

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Is “gods” part of the problem?

No, I haven’t lost my grammar marbles. I’m wondering whether the using the term “gods” contributes to some of the problems people have with the idea of deities, powers, or what-have-you. When I was responding to M. J. Hall’s post, … Continue reading

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Rituals of change: Why women’s spirituality can really use Inanna’s story

Trigger Warning: Rape, power abuse within relationships, victim blaming One of the biggest changes I’ve gone through in my life is re-understanding parts of my relationship with a past partner as not just difficult but fundamentally wrong. As the relationship … Continue reading

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Missing the point of metaphor

Metaphors aren’t false or true. They’re both at once. That’s the point of metaphor. Ok, let me back up. I recently started following John Halstead’s blog, and while so far I have only skimmed the surface of his suggestions for … Continue reading

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How CS Lewis Taught Me Astrology

CS Lewis’ fictional descriptions helped me understand the qualities of the five classical planets because he retained pagan elements in the Medieval worldview that he studied and loved. I have written before about why I prefer other forms of divination … Continue reading

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Gender essentialism has no place in Wicca

Since Wicca tends to view the divine through the lens of dual deities, one masculine, one feminine, one of the unfortunate tendencies in some oversimplified approaches to Wicca exaggerates that dualism and applies it to everything in the world. Whole … Continue reading

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Daily practice and being in relationship

Hecate has another great post up about living in relationship with a specific piece of land. When I commented that this, like a relationship with another person, takes effort, Hecate expanded on that and linked it with the importance of … Continue reading

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I refuse to live in fear

Since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, there has been the inevitable “but it’s eeeevil and will make your kids into witches and Satanists!” nonsense from conservative Christians. In one such bit of scaremongering, I … Continue reading

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Polytheism and Judaism

Jonathan Zasloff at the Reality-Based Community has a lovely piece up this morning reflecting on a place where the Psalms refer to the God of the Jews as being “among the gods.” It certainly puts a different spin on the … Continue reading

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Review: Ann Moura, Green Witchcraft I and III

Moura, Ann (Aoumiel).Green Witchcraft: folk magic, fairy lore, & herb craft. Llewellyn, 1996. Paperback, 274 pages. Moura, Ann (Aoumiel). Green Witchcraft III: the manual. Llewellyn, 2000. Paperback, 238 pages. This is another double review, which is even more appropriate in … Continue reading

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