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Post-Election Grief – It is to be expected

If your candidate lost, you might experience what Elisabeth Kübler-Ross defined as the five stages of grief.  Though these were created specifically to relate to how people relate to death, I see many of these same stages already in play … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why Pagans Should Vote

1. Because Voting is Very Pagan! Voting is an ancient Pagan tradition. Apathy, on the other hand, is a modern invention – it suits those in power very well indeed, but it dis-empowers you! 2. Because Many Do Not Believe … Continue reading

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Columbia: The Goddess of the United States

g Whether you think of her as an archetype, a land spirit, or an old goddess with a new name, Columbia is the name that some Pagans are starting to reclaim as the personified ideals of America. In the early … Continue reading

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Classical Elements in Contemporary Paganism

A pre-Socrates magician-philosopher, Empedocles of Acragas (c. 495-435 BCE), is the first to be credited in western civilization with the dogma that everything consisted of combinations of four basic components — fire, water, air, earth — which he called “roots.” … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice as a Contemporary Pagan

Because Contemporary Paganism is a new religion that is only just now integrating second generation practitioners, most of us grew up with the same secular images of the holidays that included Christmas trees, reindeer, and, of course, Santa Claus. We … Continue reading

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