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Lesser Eleusinian Mysteries

“The ultimate design of the Mysteries […] was to lead us back to the principles from which we descended, […] a perfect enjoyment of intellectual [spiritual] good” (Plato, trans. Taylor). In the town of Eleusis, twelve miles from Athens, anyone with a desire to honor the Two Goddesses and know the truths of life and […]

Dionysus & the Anthesteria, Festival of Love & Death

“We are mortals. It’s not possible for us to maintain that peak of pure experience, of divine joy, indefinitely. Some try and manage an intimacy with him which most can only dream of–but even the greatest mystic must eventually come down from the mountain and walk amid the mortal world. And for some this can […]

Dogs in Mythology & Folklore

Dogs and hounds are sacred and otherworldly in many cultures and prevalent in many myths, particularly those regarding the gods of the wild places. They are guardians of the way between; bounding through the forest on the hunt, they cross through the boundary between the worlds. Artemis Playful Pan gifted the virgin-huntress Artemis seven dogs […]

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Birthdays

Mine has just passed on January 15, but as I began to weave my thoughts on what the day might look like, I quickly realized that I have no birthday traditions. Birthdays have always been the lowest day of the year for me–for one reason or another, I have cried every year on January 15, […]

Ancestor Reverence in New Orleans

While the world held its breath to see what midnight on the Solstice held, I watched the bright constellations in the country sky, listened to the toads and the scuffle and scratching of chickens and turkeys in the yard. In mid-December my man and I moved from my beloved Pacific Northwest to the damp and […]

Lilith: Our Mother, who Art in Hell

The Prophet of the Peacock-Quill Hath drunk God’s Blood from out the Cup Of Iblis and the Blessed Few That with Eve’s brood refuse to sup. Ye Children of fair Lilith born, Come tread the Path of Blame and Scorn, For you, from Hell, have fallen . . . Up! Andrew Chumbley, QUTUB Beliefs spanned […]

Killing

It’s not something Pagans want to talk about it. The Neo-Pagans think it immoral and any Pagans, magic-workers, and worshippers who perform it mentally ill, but serve slaughter-house lamb at the dinner table and worship gods who indulged in such sacrifices “in the past.” The Pagans, magic-workers, and worshippers who perform it won’t discuss that […]