Fun, Life, Pagan, Paganism

Fun Update Stuff!

I have lots of exciting news! 1) Pagan related - I'll be blogging at Paganbloggers.com! I will probably continue to post here, but it's very possible that the majority or even all of my future Pagan-related posts will be on Paganbloggers.com. We'll see how that works out. 2) I've been accepted to Salem State University's… Continue reading Fun Update Stuff!

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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–

Holiday, Pagan, Paganism, Religion, Solitary

The Holy Days of One Modern Pagan

Part of trying to distinguish my path from Wicca--which is important to me not because I hate Wicca or Wiccans, but simply because I'm not Wiccan and feel my path should reflect this--is figuring out a set of holidays that actually celebrate things I, as a modern Pagan, find important and even holy. Also, that… Continue reading The Holy Days of One Modern Pagan

Deity, Religion

Polytheism is NOT a tradition

I’m just gonna leave this here.

Magick From Scratch

I’m going to keep this brief, because I have a life to live. But if someone tells you thatdiversity is “destroying polytheism” please show them this.

Dear Concerned Party,

You are being shown this blog post because you seem to think that diversity is contrary to Polytheism. You want to set up a Polytheist Community wherein only certain types of Polytheists count.

I’m just going to start by assuming that you have never taken an Anthropology 101 type course, and that your grasp of ancient human cultures is extremely limited. Forgive me. I can think of no other reason for your distress, or for your misguided notion that you can treat Polytheism like it is one community and one tradition.

I can think of no other reason why you would look at the ancient world, the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Icelandic, German, Celtic, Slavic, Chinese, and Nigerian Polytheisms, and think that…

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Deity, Discussion, Pagan, Paganism

On War Deities: Athena and the Morrigan

I've been thinking a great deal about deities and their domains, or designations, or whatever you'd like to call them. Part of this was because I worked out a fictional set of religions for my NaNo novel back in November, and I'm still working out what it means for each deity to rule over what… Continue reading On War Deities: Athena and the Morrigan