By Patti Wigington
Demeter and Persephone are strongly connected to the time of the Autumn Equinox. When Hades abducted Persephone, it set in motion a chain of events that eventually led to the earth falling into darkness each winter. This is the time of the Dark Mother, the Crone aspect of the triple goddess. The . . . → Read More: Mabon Countdown: Honoring the Dark Mother
Scale is everything.
When we walk across a grassy field, we push the plants aside and brush away errant insects. Except for a few curious children, naturalists, and field biologists, that is the extent of our interaction with that ecosystem, unless we happen to see a deer, bird or other such vertebrate. . . . → Read More: On the Impermanence of Mountains
By Nimue Brown
Leadership implies authority. Yesterday in the post Being a Druid Leader I talked about some of the things that trouble me about leadership as a concept. Today I’m going to poke around the idea of facilitation and how that differs from leadership. The most critical difference is that a facilitator does not . . . → Read More: Facilitating, Not Leading
By Nadirah Adeye
On more than one occasion, I have had people (who know and love me but do not identify as priestesses) ask me, “But what is it that you do?” I have tried to explain, “Well, I’m legally ordained. I can marry people, I provide spiritual counseling, I support women in transformative birthing, . . . → Read More: What Priestesses Do