Category Archives: Essays

Essays on a variety of topics.

The Reason for the Season

I hear  a lot about the War on Christmas. For those of you that haven’t, it’s a Fox News/Christian Broadcasting assertion that the liberal secular humanist agenda is trying to take away the reason for the season and making you … Continue reading

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The Transitions of Age

In most neo-pagan traditions today, a woman’s life is divided into three phases, Maiden, or pre-children; Mother and Crone, post-children. My important disclaimer:Because most women in the West are no longer defining themselves by their relationship to men or children, … Continue reading

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Health

One of the challenges in today’s urban society is staying healthy. Many of us have jobs that do not require significant strength or movement or that really exercise our bodies (though they may wear down our bodies or our minds … Continue reading

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Importance of Associations

This is a revised and expanded version of a previous essay. One of the first things that one comes across when researching deities and mystical paths are various associations. What color is used for this goddess? What elements? What symbols, … Continue reading

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Working When Depressed and Anxious

Let me start by saying that I am a survivor of Katrina. This has, unsurprisingly, caused continuing issues for me, issues that get particularly accentuated toward the end of August each year. It creates certain particular challenges to doing occult … Continue reading

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Religious Abuse: Healing the Damage

After you leave an abusive leader or group, you will wonder “What do I do now?” For many people, that group and leader defined who they were as people as well as pagans. A large part of the healing process … Continue reading

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Religious Abuse: How to See

For those of you that follow religious news, Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Mormon polygamist sect in Texas, was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a child. As Huffington Post contributor Danielle Tumminio says,”… there is another aspect … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing Now?

One thing I frequently come across when looking through various Pagan, otherkin, occultism, etc resources are some pretty extraordinary claims about what people are, their past, etc. For example: The Elenari claim to be elves from distant worlds with an … Continue reading

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Using Seidr for Healing

There are many instances in the sagas of people healing with a combination of herbs and holding on to the wound with their hands to cure. From personal work and experience, there is usually some sort of energy transfer in … Continue reading

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Urban Roots

Our version of North European practice is influenced by our culture, American virtues and values. For instance, instead of a movement away from the negative aspects of civilization, we could and should work to change those aspects to positives. One … Continue reading

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