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Monthly archive September, 2011
Spotlight on Local Charitable Works: Glitter Gives Back

Spotlight on Local Charitable Works: Glitter Gives Back

As you might imagine, Jax and I have pretty cool friends. Some of our cool friends are doing wonderful charitable works in our community. Since part of being a Pagan Princess is being (a Pagan) part of your wider community, we wanted to spotlight our friends’ wonderfulness. This is the first in a series of...
Autumnal Equinox Resolutions

Autumnal Equinox Resolutions

I hope you and yours had a lovely equinox! Last autumnal equinox, what we Heathens call Winter Finding, I wrote about letting go of the old to make room for the new, and I thought I’d hold myself accountable by letting you know how I did. Last year I said I’d let go of… …the...
Sleeping with Ancestors, Mantic and Romantic Dreams

Sleeping with Ancestors, Mantic and Romantic Dreams

When I say I sleep with my ancestors, I mean I dream of them. I dream of the ancestors I know, or rather knew, fairly frequently. Although I now suspect I dream of ancestors I never knew, too, but I don’t recognize them as such because…well, largely because I don’t recognize them. Jax and talked...
Defining a Heathen

Defining a Heathen

As a writer, specificity in the meaning of the words we use is important to me. I think a lot of miscommunication happens because people have a different idea of what a word means, which can lead to misunderstanding and even arguments. We should know what we mean when we use a word, and our...
Separation of Church and State: The Devil is in the Details

Separation of Church and State: The Devil is in the Details

I might have two religions. I am a Pagan. And I am a constitutionalist. I absolutely accept the constitution as a living document; a document that can be amended to adjust to changing mores (like equal civil rights) and new technology (like the Internet). But I also think the original documents that founded our country...
Requesting Responses from the Realm: How Do You Define “God”?

Requesting Responses from the Realm: How Do You Define “God”?

  Last Tuesday’s article got me thinking about the way different people define “god.” Not WHO g/God is (Odin, Jehovah, The Great Spirit, Allah, etc), but WHAT g/God is. If “god” was a species (or a character type in an RPG, complete with stats!*) how would you describe it? It seems like we spend so much...
Living with National Tragedy, 10 Years Later

Living with National Tragedy, 10 Years Later

Merriam-Webster’s defines tragedy as “a disastrous event” resulting from misfortune or calamity (which is misfortune highly amplified). In this context, some may not consider September 11, 2001 to be a tragedy. Not because it wasn’t a disastrous event, but because it wasn’t an unfortunate event. Fortune had nothing to do with it. It was a...
Keeping It Real, Mythologically Speaking

Keeping It Real, Mythologically Speaking

I believe in Odin. Like, for real. I just had to get that off my chest. To be honest, that’s pretty difficult for me to say out loud, (write out loud?) and I find myself regularly avoiding that very statement (or anything similar, such as “I believe in Thor” or “I believe in Freyja”) when...
Burning Man Celebrates 25 Years of paganism

Burning Man Celebrates 25 Years of paganism

This is a summer of notable anniversaries! The Pagan Princesses blog turned one year old last month, an event indelible in everyone’s psyche, surely. Ginger Rogers was born 100 years ago! (I ❤ Ginger Rogers.) The Titanic launched 100 years ago. One thousand years ago, Vikings plundered Canterbury. And this week, Burning Man turns 25....