Book Review, Pagan

Pagan Portals: The Morrigan

I really appreciate that this book was written by an Irish reconstructionist. There’s a certain level of academic adherence in the reconstructionists that puts me at ease. I don’t feel like I have to take everything with a grain of salt and question their research methods and wonder if they’re adding artistic license to their… Continue reading Pagan Portals: The Morrigan

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Life, Pagan

Why I’m Pagan

Sometimes the answer to why someone is religious is as simple as knowing what religion/culture they were raised in. The familiar is often comforting, and most large religions have enough to offer people nowadays that there wouldn't necessarily be big reasons to look for something else. I grew up in a Christian community, going to… Continue reading Why I’m Pagan

Book Review

Celtic Magic

I feel like DJ Conway and I have similar tastes in pantheons and magick systems, so it was a no-brainer to read this book. I really enjoy the simple and accessible format, and the information that she included. I think the most valuable component of this book for me was the sample ritual components, which… Continue reading Celtic Magic

Book Review, Pagan

Where to Park Your Broomstick

This was my first ever book on Paganism. I ran into it during a weekly trip to Borders with my best friend, when we were 13 years old. Not only is it a perfectly fabulous intro for teenagers to the world of Wicca and Paganism in general, it’s also perfect for adults who are new… Continue reading Where to Park Your Broomstick

Life, Pagan

Spiritual Drought

I went years after I finished college without participating in any Pagan groups. Mostly it was location and time-availability restricting me. And it figures that just a few months before moving away from Central California, I found the ONLY other Pagan in the area starting work at my company. The thing is—I’m built for group… Continue reading Spiritual Drought

Book Review

Kushiel’s Scion

You know that I really love a book when I re-read it in less than a year. I read this Imriel trilogy while I was pregnant, and had to re-read all of the Kushiel’s Legacy series about eight months later because it's just that good. Some authors are fabulous at protagonists of one sex, but… Continue reading Kushiel’s Scion