The value of consent

Many prominent Pagans are now talking about consent culture and how to make Pagan spaces safer. It particular, I would recommend Christine Kraemer’s Consent Culture 101: Basic Practices and Teaching Games, Yvonne Aburrow’s Silence equals complicity: making Pagan groups safe for everyone, Shauna Aura Knight’s Harassment and Boundaries, and especially Stasa Morgan-Appel’s Some Experiences with…

The value of consent was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Giving a way out

It has come up in conversation a couple of times recently: How do you leave a ritual?   If you are a parent with a small child who needs you in the other room…   If you are a parent wearing an infant who wakes fussy mid-ritual…   If you suddenly feel ill…   If…

Giving a way out was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Unconventional and public

In the previous post (Spirit of Generosity and Generosity of Spirit), I discussed what both ritual leader and participant have to bring to a public ritual in order for it to be successful. Here, I’d like to get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to write and lead a successful, unconventional public Pagan ritual.…

Unconventional and public was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Spirit of generosity and generosity of spirit

  I’ve been in recent contact with a Pagan student leader. They have created a Pagan club at a local college and we were corresponding about what I did with my Pagan Students’ Association all those years ago. I mentioned that we held Sabbat rituals, and often had quite large groups attend, including non-student Pagans.…

Spirit of generosity and generosity of spirit was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic