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Harvest Ritual for Pagan Pride Day

This is a simple opening ritual that I helped facilitate at Kansas City Pagan Pride Day 2018.  The intent was to acknowledge the four primary purposes of the Pagan Pride Project: Charity, Community, Activism, and Education. === Participants Ritual Leader … Continue reading

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Tolerance Within Paganism

A 2016 Gallup Poll exploring “Free Expression on Campus,” found that even in the supposedly accepting atmosphere of college, 54% of the students surveyed stated that the climate on their campus prevents some people from saying what they believe because … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions? – Think W-I-C-C-A

A New Year, at least according to the Gregorian calendar, is upon us and many use this time to create new resolutions. But as long as there have been resolutions, people have struggled to keep them. The practice of creating New Year’s resolutions is at least as old as … Continue reading

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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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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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