PaganSquare


PaganSquare is a community blog space where Pagans can discuss topics relevant to the life and spiritual practice of all Pagans.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Recent blog posts
What Do You Say When They Wish You 'Merry Christmas'?

What do you say when they wish you 'Merry Christmas'?

Well, it all depends on what you want to communicate.

Thanks, you too.

No thanks.

(Smile, shake head.)

Sorry, not my holiday.

You shouldn't assume that everyone's Christian.

And the broom you rode in on, baby.

Hail Satan.

Last modified on

Posted by on in Studies Blogs
Tethys Speaks

Tethys Speaks

 

...
Last modified on

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Theographies

In the intellectual adventure that is modern paganism, we've reached a pretty significant milestone.

We've actually created a new literary genre: the theography.*

I'll define a theography as, broadly, a book about a specific god.**

Some contemporary theographies are anthologies, with contributions by various writers. Others are a single author's tribute to a particular god.

I'm reading one such now.

I'm enjoying the book. My relationship with my own patron being what it is, I'm always interested to hear what other people have to say about their relationships with theirs.

Every theography must balance traditional lore with contemporary experience, and this author does a good job of doing just that. The book is both well-written and entertaining, with hymns, stories, rituals, and a thorough bibliography. All in all, it's much what you would want from a theography: both informative and useful.

But something is missing here. It's not so much what is being said as what isn't.

Last modified on

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Of animals, people, and kindness

 

I want to turn a commonplace contrasting humans and animals on its head. I am not 100% sure I am on to something important, but am pretty sure I am. And if I am, it is very important. It also powerfully strengthens the case for a Pagan immanentist view of life as permeated by the sacred rather than a transcendental monotheistic one of it as needing its value to come from above.

...
Last modified on
Recent comment in this post - Show all comments
  • Tasha Halpert
    Tasha Halpert says #
    Very interesting idea. Thanks for this thoughtful column. I feel that we underesermae our animal brethren, many of whom are kinder

Posted by on in Culture Blogs

b2ap3_thumbnail_DR.JEKYLL_AND_MR.HYDE___31_.jpg

 

...
Last modified on

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Why Widdershins

Witches have always been widdershins people.

Down the millennia, we've put up with a certain amount of guff on this account, even back in pagan times.

But everyone needs a little widdershins now and then.

It's applesauce time right now. The thing about apples is, only the whole ones keep. The bruised, the blemished, the ones with broken skins, will never last the winter.

So you cut them up and cook them down with a little salt and cider. Then you run them through the food mill.

Around and around goes the food mill. It's a collar with a screen on the bottom. You turn and turn the handle, always with the Sun; the applesauce trickles out into the bowl beneath, and the screen catches the stems, skins, and seeds.

Last modified on

Posted by on in SageWoman Blogs
Holiday Goodies for home or potlucks

Special Recipes for the Holiday Season

...
Last modified on

Additional information