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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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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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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Happy Samhain! A Samhain nested in an eclipse season? Yes! Also, here are some Blood Moon ritual ideas for the Eclipse Nov. 8th.

Happy Samhain!  As the darkness falls this Samhain night, our trillions of Ancestors visit us.  Who are they?  What can they offer you for your struggles today?  They can help you anytime during the year – not just now –…

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Name Change for The Critical Thinking Witch Collective, and an online Conference! September 30 to October 2

Some of the panel discussions are shown here, and include Atheists, Secular, Agnostic Witchcraft; Divination; Cultural Intersectionality, and the Placebo Effect. The full schedule is here.  Scholarships are available! 

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You can go to the Women of Color Beyond Belief Conference! It’s September 30 – October 2nd, and is both virtual or in person (Chicago).

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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My, What Big Eyes YOU Have! The Webb Telescope Means We All have Bigger Eyes! [Starstuff, Contemplating]

Isn’t The Wonder podcast great?  It’s got so much help for new Pagans, and somehow still has new insights for those of us who’ve been doing this for years.  One of those new insights jumped out at me when I was listening to an episode of The Wonder a little while ago. 

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Some Facts about the Equal Rights Setback in the United States May Surprise you; by Starstuff, Contemplating

It’s not about “life” or “babies”.  It never was.

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