Yule (the Winter Solstice) is coming up fast, + a bunch of Online Rituals!

The longer nights around Winter Solstice give our Moon greater prominence – a perfect reminder of the Artemis missions! For many of us, this is a big Sabbat, which takes a more preparation (and if you are buying gifts, the Naturalistic Pagan Gift List here might help).  

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Cauldrons, Ancestors/Samhain, Interviewing Mark about his new book, and more! Recent Episodes of THE WONDER podcast, by Mark Green

The concept behind THE WONDER—named, of course, for the awe and reverence we feel as we contemplate the magnificent Universe—is that it will be an ongoing resource for non-theist Pagans to inform and inspire our practices and stimulate our thinking.

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The Era of Artemis Dawns! [Starstuff, Contemplating]

Every now and then, I am reminded of how incredible it is to live now.  So many things would not just be amazing to nearly all of our Ancestors, but often would be literally indescribable.  After too long away from our sacred Moon, the Artemis program successfully launched, bringing this goddess to her rightful place alongside her brother Apollo!

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Sabbath Drop

So, the first week in November was Hallows. The whole week. I wrote about this before: the fun/gross/sexy/creepy launch of Halloween, the days between with their various observances, and then actual Hallows/Samhain, the midpoint between the autumnal eq…

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New Series!  Paganism is Different! Part 0 [Stardust, Contemplating]

Even with all of those exceptions and nuances, I’ve realized that in so many ways, Paganism is radically different from many huge religions, and that these radical differences appear to have a large impact on our lives, on the lives of future generations, and on our world.  The first difference (Part 1) will be about who is fundamentally in charge of your religion, and this touches on how each religion sees our human nature.

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Deep in Hallows

We’re deep in the season of Hallows now. Halloween is a memory; the true midpoint between the equinox and solstice still some days ahead, on the 7th. By then, the clocks will have turned back, and darkness will descend quite suddenly on the eveni…

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