Link roundup: accessible Paganism

As Paganism matures, we have to address a huge range of accessibility issues for our religion: physical accessibility for Pagans with mobility issues, assistance for Pagan parents, audiobooks for Pagans who are blind, sign language interpreters for deaf Pagans, inclusivity for LGBTQ Pagans, a welcoming atmosphere for Pagans of colour, accommodations for Pagans with allergies,…

Link roundup: accessible Paganism was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

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Our big questions – part 5: Hacking our religion

I don’t care what you believe so much as how you behave and what you do; my Paganism is one of orthopraxy. My rituals are not based on beliefs but on what works to create feelings of connection and meaningful spiritual experiences for participants. I consider rituals to be spiritual art. I’m mostly OK with…

Our big questions – part 5: Hacking our religion was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Skeptical, not cynical

The flip side of the “so naive” story about believers is a story about non-believers: “so cynical”.   Exclamations of awe and wonder often refer to deity and divinity: Oh my god! Jesus! Heavens above! Praise god! Amen! Thank god!   When we see beauty so great that we lose words… When we receive a…

Skeptical, not cynical was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Paganism without faith

“I wished I could believe like that. It must be so comforting…”   There are all kinds of Pagans. I hang out with a lot of humanists and skeptics, and fewer mystics and believers, so I hear the above phrase a lot. I’ve said it a few times myself.   There’s something condescending in that,…

Paganism without faith was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Origins and inspirations

  I was saddened to hear of the passing of Margot Adler at the end of July. Her book, “Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today“, was one of my first introductions to Paganism. I read the original edition from my high school library and later bought the “revised…

Origins and inspirations was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Contributing to and sharing in the bounty

  Being suddenly back to reading Pagan media after several years of being less involved means finding all kinds of interesting blogs and websites all at once. I will add links to my favourites at some point, but here’s an online project I stumbled across just in time: The Pagan Values Event 2013. This is…

Contributing to and sharing in the bounty was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Pagan Ritual Hack Space

A workshop facilitated by Melissa and Robyn at the Gathering for Life on Earth 2013. These are our original notes; not everything ended up being used at the workshop since group discussions took up much of the time.   Workshop Description: “Pagan Ritual Hack Space”: A hacker builds, rebuilds, modifies, and seeks to make things…

Pagan Ritual Hack Space was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic