Death, Holiday, Pagan, Paganism, Religion

Chaos Paganism’s Calendar: Samhain for a Modern Pagan

Samhain is next month, and I'm excited! It's my favorite holiday, both secularly and spiritually. I absolutely intend to wear a costume, even if only a simple one, that Monday evening to class! Traditionally--as much as anything can be traditional in such a young spiritual community--Samhain has a strong connection to the Ancestors and Death,… Continue reading Chaos Paganism’s Calendar: Samhain for a Modern Pagan

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Death, Deity, Pagan, Paganism, Religion, Shrines, Solitary

Because I could not stop for Death–

He kindly stopped for me –  The Carriage held but just Ourselves –  And Immortality. --Emily Dickinson So a thing happened the other day that I was not expecting, and it put me off guard, and it seemed one of those out there WOO things that anti-theists and others use to put down Paganism. Looking back, though,… Continue reading Because I could not stop for Death–

Yemaya
Death, Prayer, Social Issues

A Short Ritual of Grief

It's beginning to be too much, and I have the privilege of looking away when I feel overwhelmed. I'm white. I will never know the depths of the grief of black families and other families of color as their loved ones are murdered every day on the streets simply for existing. I cannot know it.… Continue reading A Short Ritual of Grief