Pagan Celebrations for the Ancestors: Beyond Samhain

Most pagans know the term “Samhain.” In fact, you probably learned about it in your very first year of being a pagan. However, there are many pagans who are not Wiccan or Irish Celtic Recons, and who do not want to celebrate this specific holiday. What do we do at this time of year? ThisContinue reading “Pagan Celebrations for the Ancestors: Beyond Samhain”

What do Pagans Do?

I see people — including pagans — ask some form of this question regularly. So, if you’re a pagan…what are you supposed to DO? It’s easier if you are part of an organized religion. Most of us know someone who goes to church/temple/mosque. They know to pray at certain times of the day, to celebrateContinue reading “What do Pagans Do?”

How I Spent a Summer Honoring the Fairies

Fairies, Good Neighbors, Little Folk…the list is endless for the mysterious beings who share the world with us. Indeed, the spirits are an intricate web of beings we don’t necessarily understand well. This article is about my own experiences with spirits and some of the things I’ve learned on the way. If you’re new toContinue reading “How I Spent a Summer Honoring the Fairies”

A Non-Pagan’s Guide to Understanding Modern Paganism

So I’m a pagan. Yes, you read that right. No, it’s not devil worship. Pagan is a very loaded term. And its definition has change a lot over time. It comes from the Latin paganus, which means something like ‘villager’ or ‘rural person.’ Then the term was used by the Church to distinguish people inContinue reading “A Non-Pagan’s Guide to Understanding Modern Paganism”