Pagan Unity Day

It’s probably a good thing that we two are retired. Our life is chronically so busy that even writing a blog keeps falling off the end of the schedule....

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Walking Your Talk

We’re back from Sirius Rising at Brushwood. Some 1,200 or so assorted pagans, Wiccans, new-agers, had a wonderful time. The weather cooperated, mostly; and the Saturday-night bonfire, where we...

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Researching Festivals

We’re sure that by now you’re getting used to the erratic schedule on which we write blogs. Stay tuned: It looks as if it’s going to get a lot...

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Our Week in the Garden

Let us apologize for not keeping the blog updated. If there is a problem, it is the garden. We live on a city lot; our Spread is 44 feet...

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Armchair Strategists

This is Yvonne’s musing, nobody else’s. Feedback goes to her alone. The countries now labeled Ireland and Northern Ireland have been the scene of untold sorrow and grief, the...

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You can’t be my friend

We Frosts have a relatively wide circle of friends and aquaintances. With the passage of time many of them have become divorced or have separated. For years we have...

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Stonehenge Undecoded

Before we begin this blog let us apologize for not being very up to date. The garden is taking a lot of attention and time with the snap peas...

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Travesty

travesty – burlesque or ludicrous treatment of a serious work or subject; any grotesque or debased imitation. French: travest – dressed to appear ridiculous. Sometimes a series of events...

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Bulletin from the Garden

We’re finally back from Florida Pagan Gathering (FPG), the best one yet. See flapagan.org to learn the particulars of the sponsoring organization, Temple of Earth Gathering. The site is...

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The Morning Affirmation

It has been said that Jews and Witches hid out together during the Burning Times. In those dark hours they shared information that the dominator combination of church and...

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Proud to Be a Taxpayer

Before we begin this blog, we should mention that the opinions expressed below are personal opinions, NOT positions of the Church of Wicca. Why? Because legally an exempt organization...

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Global What?

April is in its second week. As we drove toward aquarobics yesterday we noticed that the service trees (officially Amelanchier, aka “sorbus” trees because of the dialects common to...

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Thoughts from France

There is a love-hate relationship between the United States and France. The French often seem to do things to enrage this nation’s government (and who can blame them, when...

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Locking Our Shields

We think Basra can teach us a bloody lesson in helping our community survive. Under British control, Basra was a scene of calm. The city and its docks worked....

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A Quarterly Observance on the Wheel of the Year

Recently we attended a meeting of the pagan-studies group associated with the Beckley fellowship of the Unitarian-Universalist Association. Today’s blog stems from some remarks of the group’s leader J....

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Diary

We are told that blogs are supposed to reflect* what we’re doing in our day-to-day life and (of course)* the random thoughts that come with that life. Today’s review...

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P. Coelho’s The Alchemist

When you want something,all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.This is a quote from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. The question is: Do we believe it or not?...

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Derivation of wicca

An ongoing argument* in Craft circles centers on the derivation of the word Wicca. We have always been very fond of the Oxford English Dictionary system, finding sources in...

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Nature’s Pentagrams

Given our spiritual path that deviates from the conventional way of thinking, sometimes it is simply prudent to assume protective coloration and keep a low profile. Consider the words...

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Spring

Hi, gentle readers. We have finally caught up on the mail that accumulated during our very short weekend trip to observe Imbolc (an Irish-Celtic word meaning in the belly...

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