Down to the core

Sometimes we talk about balancing the elements in ourselves: balancing the wild passion of Fire with the practicality of Earth; balancing the emotions of Water with the intellect of Air. It strikes me that that’s a bit like balancing by focusing on your limbs. Balance isn’t in your arms and legs – it is in…

Down to the core was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

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We will be ancestors

Ever since this past Samhain season, I’ve kept tripping over information about ancestor worship, working with ancestors, ancestor shrines… These things have never been a part of my personal practice and I still don’t feel called to them now, or, at least, not in the ways I’ve seen them done. There’s nothing wrong with those…

We will be ancestors 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

So let’s quote some Pagans

As in many things, Steven Posch is right about Pagans not quoting Pagans. I’ve just spent a couple of rainy weekend hours Googling variations of “Pagan quotes”, looking at “Pagan quotes” on Pinterest, and checking out the FaceBook feeds of a variety of Pagan groups. I found quotes from Eastern philosophies, from First Nations people*,…

So let’s quote some Pagans was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic