Friday Foraging 13

Welcome to another Friday Foraging! This week, there's an Anima Monday double bill! If you aren't already following them, go do that thing. The first is an exploration of magic, wonder and beauty: Animism and Magic: Walk in Beauty Outside and you Walk in Beauty Inside. I love this post, it articulates so much of... Continue Reading →

Where do your stones come from?

(I really wanted to call this post "Everybody must get stoned" but that seemed too irreverent, even for me. Anyway...) A lot of Pagan and Pagan-adjacent folk work with stones and crystals as part of their spiritual practice. This has perhaps become especially prevalent since the rise of Instagram witches and mail-order witchy or Pagan... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 11

Is it Friday already? I'd almost forgotten! So what did I find in the Pagan internet undergrowth this week? Dana at The Druid's Garden has an absolutely excellent article on Druidry for the 21st Century. How can Druidry help us navigate the complex environmental and social challenges of the modern world? As I’ve shared before... Continue Reading →

Find another world

The world, it seems, is going to hell. Politics are imploding, hatred is on the rise, everywhere you look a new tragedy. The news, no longer once a day but now a gargantuan 24-7 monstrosity, consumes our attention and feeds on it, feeding us in return a diet of fear and panic. Rather than spurred... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 9

After a bit of a mental-health break, Friday Foraging is back, so let's get into it. Mark Green at Atheopaganism reposted an old blogpost in a recent Facebook discussion where I asked what the point of doing ritual and Pagan practice is when the world is in such a state. Mark's post, Living in Dark... Continue Reading →

Samhain: We mourn, and we rise

A tweet I saw yesterday asked if, with the world being as terrifying as it is, we need a holiday this year designated to be scary. It's an idea I sympathise with. The world is indeed scary right now, and the combination of fear, grief and overwhelming despair has left me pretty much paralysed for... Continue Reading →

Friday Foraging 4

It's Friday, which means another forage through the undergrowth to bring back freshly harvested links of interest, but which I haven't the time to write a full response to. In The Guardian, author Philip Pullman has an amazing piece on The Limits of Reason and why we believe in magic. It's a long read, but... Continue Reading →

The Earth is Still the Earth

"The world is on fire, and you are here to stay and burn with me" - Ghost, Deus In Absentia. You can't fail to notice the devastating effects of climate change are here. Extreme weather, floods, wildfires, droughts. The world, it seems, is not the same as the world we knew. It seems likely that... Continue Reading →

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