Preparation: a candle, a vessel with water, a symbol of a tree, offerings, items required for the working. Opening[Light the candle and add silver to the cup of water.]Take a breath and put aside any tensions from the mundane world. Know this space is made sacred because we gather here in ritual. Gatekeeper and OpeningContinue reading “Druid Moon Ritual: Frost Moon”
Happy Pride, y’all! I want to get down to how we can adapt Paganism to be more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. Let’s add some Queer Theory to our religious practices. I want to look at lore, phrasing, and especially concepts within Paganism that we should look at with a critical eye. Queering Pagan LoreContinue reading “Paganism and LGBTQ+ Pride”
Ah, summertime! Warmth, flowers, fairies, what else do you need? I suspect a lot of us Pagans like to get out in nature in the summer, but how do we bring our spirituality with us? I’m a sucker for learning, so one of my tips is to “learn more,” but keep in mind that learningContinue reading “Connect to the Land This Summer”
I wanted to write a different article this week. But I feel compelled to discuss a long-standing issue within Heathenry, as well as Paganism as a whole.
What do you do with old offerings when you live in a city? How do you dispose of offerings properly without littering? How do you make offerings in an apartment? I am a pagan in a city…New York City to be precise. I have a lot of buildings around me, a few trees surrounded byContinue reading “How to Dispose of Offerings as an Urban Pagan”
Fairies, Good Neighbors, Little Folk…the list is endless for the mysterious beings who share the world with us. Indeed, the spirits are an intricate web of beings we don’t necessarily understand well. This article is about my own experiences with spirits and some of the things I’ve learned on the way. If you’re new toContinue reading “How I Spent a Summer Honoring the Fairies”