I understand how the wrong quote ended up on the Maya Angelou postage stamp, I really do. Poetry isn’t my thing, I’ve never read her work, and I might have made the same mistake. What I can’t comprehend is why doing right by this preeminent poet is so hard. One does not have to appreciateContinue reading “Maya Angelou deserves better than this”
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Advice for the Pagan parent: can you help?
A friend of mine came to me with a problem. Eir high-school-ish-age child was told by a teacher that “anything outside of the Abrahamic faiths is NOT a religion.” The child “did call the teacher on it, but got shut down in class.” I found some great resources that dance around the problem, like thisContinue reading “Advice for the Pagan parent: can you help?”
How have the divinities helped you in times of adversity and violent upheaval?
The gods embrace, or perhaps embody, paradox. While they encouraged me to control anger, they have also helped me to use it. Control, after all, does not mean suppress or eliminate; paradox and contradiction are rarely that if one looks deeply enough. There have been times when I have been well-rooted in my anger, willingContinue reading “How have the divinities helped you in times of adversity and violent upheaval?”
What does your tradition do to increase the power and flow of blessings?
I practice Hellenismos, the reconstructed worship of the gods of ancient Greece, or Hellas. While the variations within that tradition are incredibly diverse, I think it’s safe to say that kharis is universally Hellenic. Kharis is nicely defined in the book of the same name by Sarah Kate Istra Winter. While she presents several definitionsContinue reading “What does your tradition do to increase the power and flow of blessings?”
What wealth have the divinities brought into your life?
Peace. Acceptance. Patience. And a clue. Peace. I came to my gods with anger in my heart. I still get angry, but I no longer feel that it will never end. Acceptance. One of the reasons I can see an end to anger is that I now find it easier to accept that some thingsContinue reading “What wealth have the divinities brought into your life?”