Tag Archives: paganism

The Bloody Business of Sacrifice

When the topic of sacrifice, especially that of animals, flared up on pagan social media sites recently (and only the Gods old and new know why), posters and commenters immediately formed two camps, categorial opposition versus “but the ancestors”. As … Continue reading

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Listen! To everyone!

When my Druid Grove prepared for the recent Beltane celebration, a discussion broke loose about the accessibility of sites where we typically hold or rituals. We, the Mystic River Grove of the Most Ancient Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids … Continue reading

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The Most Pagan Thing I Do…

Defining paganism as a “thing” — I like the term “movement” — is quite difficult. You get easily caught in a vicious circle of needing a definition so you and other people know what you and they hold dear and have … Continue reading

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Happy Passov-east-ara!

For years now social media debates (to put it nicely) have flared up around the northern hemisphere’s Spring Equinox: What is Easter, who “stole” it from whom, and why be there bunnies? I admit, it is one of the less … Continue reading

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The Magical Math of Balancing the Universe

In last week’s article of the Weekly Druid, I contemplated the importance of considering nuances when giving advice. I used the example of someone asking about the price of bad Magic and the response that it all depends on what one beliefs … Continue reading

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The Price of Magic

I wanted to write something about the beauty of spring this week, about the colors coming back to a gray world here on the northern hemisphere, and about the chirping birds and what I’ve seen the bunnies do. But alas, … Continue reading

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Do you believe in…?

Who hasn’t heard that question “Do you believe in … ?” I certainly have. It could be that proverbial couple that knocks on my door and asks if I believe in some demi-god from the Middle East, or the scientist friend wondering if I believe in … Continue reading

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