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Three Ways to Find an Animal Totem

By Lupa

Any animal species that has ever existed has a totem. (The same goes for plants, fungi, and the like, but we’ll stick to the critters here.) Even better, we’re not limited to working with just one totem. People often ask me, “How do I find my animal totem?,” to which the response may . . . → Read More: Three Ways to Find an Animal Totem

How Do I Find a Wiccan or Pagan Teacher?

By Thea Sabin

The techniques for finding a teacher—at least initially—are similar to those for finding other Pagans or Wiccans in your area. Check out my post on finding other Pagans to begin your search. But before you try to actually connect with a teacher, it helps to answer some or all of the following . . . → Read More: How Do I Find a Wiccan or Pagan Teacher?

The Emperor, the Church, and Chariot Races

The Imperial Struggles with Christianity and Entertainment in Late Antique Constantinople

By Jeffrey Larson

Throughout the city you can hear the enthusiastic shouts and the pounding of hooves on the dusty ground. Around 80,000 voices are in an uproar. The congregation of the church can hardly hear the bishop as he tells his dwindling audience . . . → Read More: The Emperor, the Church, and Chariot Races

You

By Peter Beckley

[Snip] There is an often overlooked component to Paganism, it’s propagation, and the fostering of a tolerant environment in which it can, in its many forms, be fostered and actively encouraged to grow and flourish. That part isn’t the expected tolerance from others, it’s not the guaranteed, yet often unrealized, equality and . . . → Read More: You

Canadian Pagan Musicians You Won’t Want to Miss

By Diane Morrison

Because I released a new CD in these past two weeks since my last blog entry here, I have had music on the brain, and it occurs to me that Canada has a few talented Pagan musicians who deserve recognition. Because we have a smaller population than the US, it’s harder for . . . → Read More: Canadian Pagan Musicians You Won’t Want to Miss

Interfaith Family Ties Blossom from Ostara to Easter

By Kathy Nance

I have an Easter dress.

This is the first time since high school I’ve chosen one.

I’ve visited Christian churches for special occasions. But I’m a visitor only. I get restless as a toddler sitting through the long sermons on uncomfortable pews. The hymns don’t speak to me any more than does . . . → Read More: Interfaith Family Ties Blossom from Ostara to Easter

How to be a Better Observer of Nature

By Heather

Nature is all around us, whether we live in the city or in the country, but not all of us are aware of what is actually out there. Becoming better observers allows us not only to become more aware of what is in our local environments, but also to develop deeper relationships with . . . → Read More: How to be a Better Observer of Nature

Achaemenid Religion

Kingly Sincerity and Political Manipulation

By Adam Renner

In many empires of the ancient world, a common practice was to inscribe deeds,conquests, and honourable propaganda concerning the ruler around the empire. In these inscriptions, one may find references to a deity, or deities, utilized in a fairly standard way. These inscriptions commonly involve language which . . . → Read More: Achaemenid Religion

The Grail Legend: Pagan Origins

By Mark Adderley

In Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, the Holy Grail is the cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper. It was later used to collect the blood of Christ, and is sought by all the knights of the Round Table. But achievement of this quest is reserved for the very . . . → Read More: The Grail Legend: Pagan Origins

25 Most Influential People in the Birth of Modern Paganism (Canadian Wing)

By Diane Morrison

A lot of people have been reading and circulating the recent articles that were written by my fellow Patheos.com blogger, Jason Mankey, about the “25 Most Influential People in the Birth of Modern Paganism”. He wrote an “American Wing” article and a “European Wing” article, and I thought they were excellent, . . . → Read More: 25 Most Influential People in the Birth of Modern Paganism (Canadian Wing)