Gods, Spirits & Magic


Embracing Animism

When our ancestors stepped outside, they saw a world teeming with spirits. Trees, stones, rivers, plants – all were embodied by living beings that could visit good or ill uponContinue readingEmbracing Animism


Is Meditation Safe For People With Trauma?

Mindfulness meditation as a way of treating trauma and PTSD is a hot topic. There is a growing amount of research that shows meditation is beneficial to people with PTSD.Continue readingIs Meditation Safe For People With Trauma?

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What Is A Pagan? Are You One?

Wondering if this website is meant for you? First off, if you or someone you love has experienced trauma, then this site is meant for you. That means theres aContinue readingWhat Is A Pagan? Are You One?


Nature As Healer

Science has found a lot of proof in recent years of what our Ancestors knew all along: Nature is our greatest healer. “There is mounting evidence, from dozens and dozensContinue readingNature As Healer


Recent Articles

Embracing The Darkness of Yule and Winter

The shortest day of the year is drawing to a close as I write this. Yule is a time of darkness as much as it is a celebration of returningContinue readingEmbracing The Darkness of Yule and Winter


The Goddess Áine and Sexual Trauma

CW: Sexual Assault Áine (pronounced awn-ya) is a powerful Sovereignty Goddess centered in Co. Limerick, Ireland. She’s celebrated at the summer solstice, when farmers would (and sometimes still do) lightContinue readingThe Goddess Áine and Sexual Trauma


Preparing For Magic

My parents have finally gone too far. I am, for the first time, going to hex them. Obviously they’ve done a lifetime’s worth of damage to me. But one weekContinue readingPreparing For Magic


When Ancestors Did Horrible Things

In 1622, the colonists at Jamestown in what is now Virginia were outgrowing the boundaries of the original settlement. Relations with the local Powhatan tribe had thus far been good,Continue readingWhen Ancestors Did Horrible Things


Practical Polytheism: a Week’s Worth of Gods and Spirits

One of the things I found most confusing as I was first developing my pagan practice was how to incorporate multiple deities and spirits without offending any particular one. EspeciallyContinue readingPractical Polytheism: a Week’s Worth of Gods and Spirits


The Mòrrìgan and Mental Health

I was in a very deep pit. Surrounded by fog and darkness, weighed down by heavy stones. Chunks of time were missing from my memory. For days on end IContinue readingThe Mòrrìgan and Mental Health


Meeting Manannan Mac Lir

Originally appeared on Pentecostal to Pagan 18 April 2017 After coming home from the Women’s March, I reached the point where depression and anxiety made it impossible to do more thanContinue readingMeeting Manannan Mac Lir


Stopping By Woods On A Sunny Morning

First published on Pentecostal to Pagan October, 2017 With a nod to Mr. Frost… Dappled light through leaves mostly greenPioneers in death Just beginning to fallOne by oneSpiraling, floating toContinue readingStopping By Woods On A Sunny Morning


Lillian Mardöllsdarttir on Ancestors

By Lillian Mardöllsdarttir, original post found here. Here is your reminder that humans have been humaning for 200,000 years (probably) and we’ve only written about it for the last 5,000.Continue readingLillian Mardöllsdarttir on Ancestors


Twice Motherless; Adopted by The Great Queen

On a cold night in December, 1970, a barely 18-year-old girl was dropped off at an unwed mother’s clinic just over the state line from where she lived. Her fatherContinue readingTwice Motherless; Adopted by The Great Queen


Pagan Resources

Recommended Reading

Books I have found helpful in my journey, in no particular order. I will add and link to reviews as I can. Note: these are affiliate links. Clicking here toContinue readingRecommended Reading

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The Irish Pagan School

Whether your spiritual path has an Irish flavor to it or not, Lora O’Brien and the Irish Pagan School is one of the best resources you’ll ever find. Lora hasContinue readingThe Irish Pagan School


ANY Book By Morgan Daimler

Morgan Daimler is one of the most prolific authors in modern Paganism, and they cover a wide range of topics. Their books are always scrupulously researched and academically sound, whileContinue readingANY Book By Morgan Daimler


The Path Of Paganism by John Beckett

If I had to recommend a single book for beginning a pagan practice regardless of the pantheon or Gods you’re drawn to, it would have to be this one. Mr.Continue readingThe Path Of Paganism by John Beckett