Tag Archives: Paganism

The Interconnected Divine

John Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club, wrote “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe (My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911).” In the book of his … Continue reading

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What To Look For (and Avoid) In Pagan Mentors

“There are thousands of good reasons why magic doesn’t rule the world. They’re called Witches and Wizards.” – Terry Pratchett I am often perplexed on who people in the Pagan community choose as their leaders and mentors. Often the criteria seems … Continue reading

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A Time of Fertility – Building a foundation for continued growth

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the … Continue reading

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Happy Cross-Quarter Day – Rethinking the date of the Sabbat

Sergeant Howie: But they are … are naked. Lord Summerisle: Naturally!  It’s much too dangerous to jump through fire with your clothes on! ~ The Wicker Man The date of the upcoming Sabbat has always been confusing to me.  Why … Continue reading

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Truth Does Not Lie in the Answers but in the Questions – Exploring Wicca from a Socratic Viewpoint

 The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices. ~ Aleister Crowley Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4 People have accused me of always looking to challenge and deconstruct … Continue reading

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The Date of the First Quarter – Is Imbolc a Lunar Sabbat?

Before wristwatches and the modern calendar, people determined the date by looking at the moon and/or the sun.  A day consisted of a night and a day (in that order according to the Celts), the month was divided up based on … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking – Protecting Wicca from Psuedoscience

Pseudoscience are claims, beliefs or practices that seem to be scientific but that, in fact, have no scientific basis.      Wicca is flushed with pseudoscience.  Take for example the overuse of terms like “energy” and “vibration” which are used to … Continue reading

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