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The Gods and their (native) animals

When we think of animal totems, we traditionally think of those that are common or native to the Northern Hemisphere – the stag, the deer, the bear, the crow, the raven. When you live on a continent where an animal is an introduced species, sometimes trying to work with that energy is met with barriers.… Continue reading The Gods and their (native) animals

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The Changing Relationship with Divine and with Self

Since “coming out” as non-binary, since changing my name within my community, I’ve entered this new level of self discovery that I wasn’t ultimately prepared for. Having some-what of an identity crisis at 34 wasn’t something I expected to happen, nor was I expecting what was the follow: so how does being non-binary fit into Paganism… Continue reading The Changing Relationship with Divine and with Self

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Learning to live again

I feel like living in the city left me in a bubble of sorts. You get to read about what happens agriculturally, we get to think “Well, is it really Lughnasadh when x, y and z happens at these times” and you kinda go with tradition or what you’ve been told when you can’t see… Continue reading Learning to live again

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How I found my Pagan Path

A question posted within my spiritual community recently asked how we came to our pagan pathway, and whether it changed our lives. Personally, the date I remember of saying, “enough is enough” with Catholicism was March 28, 1999. I was 14. I was listening to Silverchair’s “Neon Ballroom” album, sitting at my desk in my… Continue reading How I found my Pagan Path

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When the path you’ve chosen “doesn’t feel right”

With so many branches under the “Pagan Umbrella” it can be overwhelming, especially to someone brand new to this path, as to where to start their learning. Even those of us who have walked this path for a while, we are often lovers of learning and want to approach each to see what works and… Continue reading When the path you’ve chosen “doesn’t feel right”

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31 Days of Devotion – Finale

  I’ve been holding off on completing this until I knew what I wanted to say. I didn’t want to simply copy and paste from my previous 30D0D. I wanted to write the right words, find the right way to say how important Herne is to me, just how amazing he is. I know I… Continue reading 31 Days of Devotion – Finale

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31 Days of Devotion – Week Three

Any mundane practices that are associated with this deity? I don’t see anything that he does as mundane, so I’ll leave this post here and come back to it. How do you think this deity represents the values of their pantheon and cultural origins? Being that he began his journey as a man, he is… Continue reading 31 Days of Devotion – Week Three