Author Archives: Piper

Feminism and Our Pagan and Nordic Roots

Back in July, I posted a response to #YesAllWomen on our Facebook page. Harassment is a problem in the pagan community. It probably has been since its inception. Harassment has definitely been a problem since I became a pagan back … Continue reading

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Boundaries for Your Safety

Happy New Year! Years ago, I wrote a series of articles about religious abuse. They had been prompted by an overwhelming wave of reports about abusive group leaders in my area. While I was sifting through the stories, I found … Continue reading

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Sex, Death and Tranformation: I’ve been Pagan longer than you’ve been alive…

I’ve been pagan for 25 years.I became pagan because I had an epiphany about how I could be responsible for my own happiness. I was an angry young pagan for a long time. Christians and Judeo-Christian culture were the roots … Continue reading

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Sex, Death and Transformation: Cuddle Party

A large part of the sex dynamic is intimacy One of the sad things about intimacy in most our lives is that we cultivate intimacy only when we are having sex or with people we want to have sex with. … Continue reading

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Sex, Death and Transformation: Working with your Ancestors

Questions and answers about ancestor work have been at the forefront this month. Working with your ancestors can be problematic. The irony of my practice is that while I help other people work with their ancestors to gain insight or … Continue reading

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Sex, Death and Transformation: Komen Denver Race for the Cure

For the month of October, I’m going to write about topics dealing with sex, death and transformation. One of my “people”  was diagnosed with breast cancer in August. My people are my heart family, the people that have become part … Continue reading

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Mixing Religion and Politics

As is the style in our United States, conversations about religion, religious values and how that qualifies or disqualifies a candidate for political office is part of the election season. The People for The American Way has gone to a … Continue reading

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Engaging the World

The beginning steps of  energy work and spirit work are internal work. Through trial or trauma, we decide to engage that shadow us that Jung wrote about; that wounded, scarred, arrested development, rage-filled, frightened, broken person that lives inside of … Continue reading

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Conversations with the Dying: Five Wishes, Wish One

My son’s father’s sister and my friend for over 20 years was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  She is an amazing, independent, insightful and gentle person. As she is the 3rd person in that family to be diagnosed with … Continue reading

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My Bigotry Is Not Better than Your Bigotry

This is part 2 of my stroll through the field of landmines, emphasizing ideas about community, inclusion and exclusion. As I mentioned in my last post, Z. Budapest has been a strong  feminist and Dianic voice in the pagan community … Continue reading

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