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Vote Norse in 2012!

Vote Norse in 2012!

February 2012, that is (not November). 😉 Last month, we wrote about the 12th Annual Weblog Awards, known as the Bloggies. Sadly, the dynamic duo (us) did not become finalists. If you voted for us, thank you so much! If you didn’t, then you are royally excused (especially since Jax and I forgot to vote,...
I'm Anti-Consumerist, Not Anti-Capitalist

I’m Anti-Consumerist, Not Anti-Capitalist

Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfactions, our ego satisfactions, in consumption… We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced, and discarded at an ever increasing pace. We need to have people...
Newt-G and I Agree On Something. Oh, And It's Snowing in Tartarus

Newt-G and I Agree On Something. Oh, And It’s Snowing in Tartarus

“The effort to create alternatives to marriage between a man and a woman are perfectly natural pagan behaviors…” – Newt Gingrich on Jan. 25, 2012 during a conference call with Jim Garlow (The full call can be found on his website) Wow, break out the trumpets! Newt-G said something I agree with. Of course, he...
Repatriation (Return) of Ancient Remains: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Repatriation (Return) of Ancient Remains: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Yesterday brought a momentous event to Peru. After nearly 100 years, the skeletal remains of 177 different Incans taken from Machu Pichu were returned. The remains were taken by an American explorer from Yale and then held at the university’s Peabody Museum. After years of failed diplomacy and ineffectual international legal action, Peru was granted...
Pagan Strong: A Response to My Governor's New Ad

Pagan Strong: A Response to My Governor’s New Ad

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Pagan, but you don’t need to dance naked in the moonlight every 28 days* to know there’s something wrong in this country when the Pagan in my household is the one dragging the Christian out to buy a tree and sing carols around it. And with the...
A Picture That's Worth 1000 Words (of My Complaining)

A Picture That’s Worth 1000 Words (of My Complaining)

You know, sometimes I KNOW it would be better to just leave something alone, but criminently, my dander gets up and I just can’t. So…ranting by Jax. I haven’t been to journalism school or anything, but I have a few basic ideas about journalistic standards, and as a writer with an English degree, I have...
The Magic of Many Voices - What Does Diversity Mean to You?

The Magic of Many Voices – What Does Diversity Mean to You?

Don’t worry, lords and ladies of the realm, I’ll finish my promised post next week! But today is the Princesses’ home state’s point day in the DC40 campaign and we want your help! We believe that the words we speak into the universe, be they prayers, spells, or simply words of purpose, have resonance beyond the...
The Tenuous Line Between Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion

The Tenuous Line Between Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion

Over the summer, Wild Hunt reported on a federal court case that originated in Texas called Rainey et al. versus U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs et al. The plaintiffs (Rainey et al.) filed in June and argued the case was about Freedom of Speech.* The defendants (USDVA) argued it was about Freedom of Religion. As...
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...
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...
Responding to The Response

Responding to The Response

  Last week we joined in on the discussion of the NAR and the DC40 campaign, hence I’m writing this with the assumption that you know what NAR and DC40 mean and why they’re bad news. If you’re not familiar, you might want to look at my first article or check out The Wild Hunt for their excellent coverage....
Do You Believe in Magic? (A Call to Wands) Part 1

Do You Believe in Magic? (A Call to Wands) Part 1

I write this title in jest, but I find the subject I’m speaking of all too serious. Odd and unsettling, even. What am I talking about? Well, something that’s got a number of Pagans – and even more non-Pagans – buzzing: The New Apostolic Reformation. Particularly the DC40 campaign. Unfamiliar with the NAR?  Imagine a...