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Full of Sound and Fury and Signifying Everything: How Music Influenced My Faith

Full of Sound and Fury and Signifying Everything: How Music Influenced My Faith

A few weeks ago, I talked about how much fun I had going to the Rock of Ages concert. All of that  rockin’ and reminiscin’ took me waaayyy back (again) to one of my first critical conversations about faith. I was in my early 20s (which is why it was waaayyy back), working full-time and...
The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

The rise of a romance is usually an exciting affair. Finding love, pleasure, or connecting with someone in a meaningful way is a euphoric process. This process happens for the lovers and may well affect their close family and friends, and thus wyrd and maybe frith, too. People vested in the lovers are glad to...
Finding the Freedom to Redefine My Faith

Finding the Freedom to Redefine My Faith

Guest blogger: Najla Websites: Najla Dances Royal reader since: ummm…day one? I am a princess because I skipped the whole tiara phase and just bought a crown, and I have the ability to kick butt while looking fabulous. ♕ ♕ ♕ ♕ ♕ ♕ When I was asked to write a guest post for the...
A Blend of Passions: An Interview with Ginger Doss

A Blend of Passions: An Interview with Ginger Doss

I have been containing a “squueeee!” for several months now. I asked one of my favorite local musicians for an interview back in May and she said, “Yes”! Ginger Doss is on tour promoting her new album, From Love to Love, <♫> so we couldn’t meet in person. Ginger graciously agreed to converse in email...
What Will "Earth-centered Spirituality" Be Like When We Colonized Other Planets? I'm Just Curious ☺

What Will “Earth-centered Spirituality” Be Like When We Colonized Other Planets? I’m Just Curious ☺

Perhaps it seems like a far-fetched question, but I wonder about the future of all faiths when our species transcends terra. [I’ll get back to faith in a bit, I promise.] I say when because I am certain humans will eventually inhabit other planets. Maybe it’s the sci-fi fan in me, but more likely it’s...
Finding Aphrodite through The Charge of the Goddess

Finding Aphrodite through The Charge of the Goddess

Guest blogger: Meagan Websites: This Pagan House Royal reader since: 2011 I am a princess because I own multiple glittery eye shadows and wear them proudly in public. ♕ ♕ ♕ ♕ ♕ ♕ Listen to the words of the Great Mother… …So begins The Charge of the Goddess, an inspirational text mainly used by...
Cologne Court Bans Circumcision: Good for Public Health or Bad for Religious Freedom?

Cologne Court Bans Circumcision: Good for Public Health or Bad for Religious Freedom?

Late last month, a court in Cologne, Germany outlawed circumcision of young boys; a practice viewed as an integral part of Jewish and Muslim religions. Faith leaders in these two communities are outraged and see the new law as a harbinger of religious intolerance. I place child health above and beyond ritual practice. But I...
Musings on Fire

Musings on Fire

I’ve been working on the third book in my soon to be released (w00t!) Beauty and the Beast trilogy. In the story Hauk, the hero of the series, returned from the war in Afghanistan with 82% of his body burned and now, five years later, is still dealing with the consequences of living with so many...
An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

When I was a girl, I fantasized about traveling to Africa. It started with Sunday matinees of old Tarzan movies. He was dreamy, no matter what actor was playing him, though I was partial to Johnny Weissmuller and Ron Ely. Africa was not just exotic, it was lush and seemed to hold promises for hopes...
Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 3 (Final One!)

Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 3 (Final One!)

This week I’m finishing my answer to Wife of Pagan from Slate.com regarding how to deal with conversion inside a marriage or other close relationship.  Read on for Part 3, or check out last week for Part 2, or two weeks ago for Part 1. I’m jumping right in with no introduction, so if you’re...
Are We Happy Princesses? Count On It!

Are We Happy Princesses? Count On It!

The Grand Overseer sent me advice on how to be happy this week. Oh TGO, you are always looking out for me. This was timely as it has been a while since I asked myself, “GG, are you happy?” I suppose that’s partly because I feel a bit like Stuart Smalley, the SNL self-help character...
Should You Pay to Learn About Your Faith?

Should You Pay to Learn About Your Faith?

A friend of mine who is a solitary witch once said to me, “You should never have to pay to learn about your religion.” I was a bit of a fluffy bunny at the time, so I took her words to heart. For a long time after that, I made a squinchy face whenever I...