Knowing when to cut

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James. The early harvest is beginning to be gathered in from the fields around my village, with harvesters and tractors busily at work, and fields that were oceans of waving grain are now becoming stubble dotted with hay bales. The... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 25

Has it been a week already? Time again for my little snuffle in the Pagan forest, to see what treats I can find this week: Tadhg over at Tadhg Talks has an excellent two-part post on Looking Afresh at What we Take for Granted: Clouds. These posts reflect on how noticing and learning about everyday... Continue Reading →

Ecce Homo – a poem

When you look at me, do you see a man? Do my rough shapes coagulate in mock virility? These limbs, this chest, these hands, these lips; Dissolve and fall apart, I cannot hold. We are mostly empty space - The gaps between the atoms, the void Between the stars, the catch of Breath Before the... Continue Reading →

I don’t want a Pagan church

Every now and then, in the Pagan blogosphere, you will see the same discussion crop up: someone decides that what they really want Paganism to become is an institutional organised religion with full-time paid clergy and hey, guess what? They're just the person for the job! These discussions tend to be fruitless, as organising Pagans... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 24: Summer Solstice edition

Blessings of the Summer Solstice to you all! Here in the Northern hemisphere, we have reached the longest day, the hinge and turning point of the year, which is one of the most significant festivals for modern Pagans around the world. Those in the Southern hemisphere are celebrating the Winter Solstice today, of course, so... Continue Reading →

Book review: Queer Magic

Prower, Tomas. Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World. Llewellyn, 2018. As it's Pride Month, it seems a good time to do a review of Queer Magic, a book which takes you on a journey around the world and across the centuries to explore the intersection between LGBT+ people and magical practices... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 23

Back to our (semi) regular snuffle through the Pagan blogosphere to see what I found interesting this week: Nimue at Druid Life writes about Food and Identity, the link between what we eat and who we are, which I found a useful reflection on my own identity as a vegetarian, though not always as healthy... Continue Reading →

Annihilate the concept of nature

A recent document from the Vatican, that bastion of medieval patriarchy, has claimed that trans people "annihilate the concept of nature". The document, called "Male and Female He Created Them" states: "Efforts to go beyond the difference, such as the ideas of ‘intersex’ or ‘transgender,’ lead to a masculinity or feminity that is ambiguous...Similar theories... Continue Reading →

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