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Finding Yule: Lovely and Relevant Tree Toppers

Finding Yule: Lovely and Relevant Tree Toppers

...fer a goddess image closer to your heart. One that is directly relevant to your faith. I found some perfect pieces browsing the web that are light in weight and relevant in design. For example, your might affix Freya or Brigid to the top of your tree. Or maybe an imaginative rendering of Kuan...
Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

...y a prayer to Bragi, the poet of the gods, when I have writer’s block.** They then, of course, asked how TheScott and I, as people of different faiths, planned to raise our children. Both of us said we want to include our kids in our practice, but not force it on them. TheScott...
Separation of Church and State: The Devil is in the Details

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

...when I hire case workers or file clerks or janitors. So what do I care if other faith-based organizations are doing this? Maybe its the conspiracy theorist in me, but I don’t think Charitable Choice was written with pagan groups in mind. Even if not inherent in design, that has been true in execution....
Keeping It Real, Mythologically Speaking

Keeping It Real, Mythologically Speaking

...rds still feel strange moving across my tongue. I still feel like, despite the faith I have inside, the externalization of it in words sounds false and will bring me censure – maybe even make others look down on Pagans as “crazy” for their bizarre beliefs. But I don’t think it should. Polytheists should...
On the Danger and Necessity of Religion

On the Danger and Necessity of Religion

...radically change the way they live their lives. But my sister understands that you can’t force your private practices and faith onto other people. By setting an example of living with strength and love, a person (like my sister) can eschew the Marxist version of oppressive, numbing religion and become Einstein’s liberated religious adherent...
How I Became a Pagan Old Fart

How I Became a Pagan Old Fart

...person who wanted to know all about Asatru so s/he could decide if it was the faith that fits: Don’t make that decision. Not yet, anyway. Don’t listen exclusively or slavishly to what one person has to say about Asatru – or any faith for that matter – because one person can’t encompass the...
Is Faith a Function of Brain Architecture?(or "Are the gods just in my head?")

Is Faith a Function of Brain Architecture?
(or “Are the gods just in my head?”)

....* So, an EPR-er might say to you, “Your brain has evolved in such a way that you can believe in Odin.” S/he would not say, “You believe in Odin because of the way your brain evolved.” Once I figured this out, I could unwind my shoulders.** It helped me understand that EPR is...
Dear Wife of Pagan, Pt. 3 (Final One!)

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

...on’s choice of faith, but on our actions towards others. If Buddhism was the faith path that most helped my husband have a fulfilling life, then that’s the best thing for him, and I would have no moral issues supporting it. I did some research around the ‘net, and from what I can find,...
The Quotable Jax: Year One

The Quotable Jax: Year One

...e descended from vikings and valkyries! What a year! Thank you for the encouragement, support and the relentless editing, Jax. One year down, ∞ (infinity) to go! Feel free to chime in realm! What are you favorite quotes from Jax? *Jax has posted a number of articles that follow the theme of being a...
Finding Constancy in What Feels Like Constant Change

Finding Constancy in What Feels Like Constant Change

...l faiths and talents, have kept me sane and grounded — have been constant in a temporary time of suck. What about you Realm? Was there a tough time when you leaned on your faith and friends for constancy?     + Featured image: “Change” neon sign photographed by Felix Burton....
Royal Advisors Wanted... Mixed Religious Parenting

Royal Advisors Wanted… Mixed Religious Parenting

...exclusive faith in the Christian Trinity and promise to raise the child in the faith. I won’t be able to make these ceremonial promises in good conscience, and I don’t know how that will affect things. I suppose I should cease worrying about that until it happens. Regardless, I am looking forward to the...
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 ☺

...ows what we will accomplish beyond that. Mars is the most earthlike of all the other planets in our Solar System. Indeed, it is thought that Mars once did have a more Earth-like environment early in its history, with a thicker atmosphere and abundant water that was lost over the course of hundreds of...