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Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

We spend a lot of our time in The Realm talking about Pagan interactions in the real world, and I have, in the past, encouraged people who are able without intense repercussions to come out of the broom closet. My convictions tell me that being open about who I am and what I believe is...
Kirk Cameron and Free Speech

Kirk Cameron and Free Speech

This week on The Grand Overseer (i.e. Facebook) I watched an argument over whether or not Kirk Cameron’s comments regarding homosexuality on Piers Morgan were out of line or not. The argument centered less around the content of what he said and more around whether or not Kirk Cameron has the right to have and...
Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy

Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy

Orthodoxy – Correctness in doctrine and belief (from Greek orthos “right” + “doxa” belief) Orthopraxy – Correct practice or action (from Greek orthos “right” + praxis “action”) A couple folks on a Heathen listserve I belong to started throwing these words around, and while I was pretty sure I knew what orthodoxy meant and I’d...
Letting Go of Stuff: Heathen Feng Shui?

Letting Go of Stuff: Heathen Feng Shui?

A few months ago I read an article called Norwegian Feng Shui in which the author tied together her Norwegian roots and her interest in feng shui. I thought it was a pretty cool article. I’m not totally up on feng shui with its bagua and five elements (earth, fire, water, wood, metal) instead of Celtic four...
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...
Yule 2011 - A Look Inside a Heathen Holiday

Yule 2011 – A Look Inside a Heathen Holiday

For those unfamiliar with what a Yule celebration looks like in a Heathen household (well half-Heathen anyway, TheScott being of the Catholic persuasion), GG and I decided to share with you what we did this year. Due to all the December festivities, TheScott and I hosted a (very) late Yule celebration this year. Growing up...
How I Became a Pagan Old Fart

How I Became a Pagan Old Fart

I just did it, that thing I said I would never do. A n00b asked a question,* and I got all puffed-up-affronted like a Pagan Old Fart (POF). I didn’t say it, but I have to admit, my initial response to their (numerous) queries was, “Um… get a book.” What happened?? How did I come...
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 Good, Wholesome Pagan Girl

A Good, Wholesome Pagan Girl

I’ve noticed we don’t get defined this way a lot. Pagans get defaulted to “mysterious” or “rebellious” or even “tech-savvy” but not “wholesome.” I think this is a real shame. Why? Because I’m a good, wholesome Pagan girl. In fact, I think there are a lot of good, wholesome people out there who are not...
Ancestor Veneration - A World Tradition

Ancestor Veneration – A World Tradition

One of the rituals I have engaged in since I became a Heathen is ancestor veneration (also called ancestor worship or ancestor reverence). Ancestor veneration (to save space I’ll call it AV in this article) is practiced around the world and has been for thousands of years in native cultures from Asia to the Americas...
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...
Planning a Pagan Observance

Planning a Pagan Observance

Greetings Royal (and loyal) Readers! As you now, our Beltane celebration didn’t happen the way we wanted. Jax and I did break bread together on May 1st, but we did not ritual.* We firmly believe sharing time, wine, laughs and food (there must always be food!) is the best kind of “bare bones” observance of...