One question that comes up for a lot of people is the question of coming out of the broom closet – when do you tell people about your change in religious interest, views, or practice? Before I go any further, a recommendation: Dana Eilers’ book The Practical Pagan is an … Continue reading
Like anything else we do, there are some useful safety notes. (And I’m sure, looking at this list, I’ve forgotten some, and will continue to come back.) I talk about safety considerations in beginning group work on its own page.
When you read books about Wicca or witchcraft, you see lots of them talk about doing some specific motions, or saying some words. Often, those things seem pretty silly. And yet, lots of books talk about them. And so do lots of teachers, and lots of groups that have been … Continue reading
[author's note: I wrote this essay in 2001, very early on in my serious exploration in the Pagan community. Since then, I've had far more group work, finished a Master's in Library and Information Science, and have had a lot of thoughts about how I might edit and expand the … Continue reading
When you’re looking at any kind of introspective, internal, transformative work, you should have space in your life to do it. If you’re already in the midst of other major changes, you may want to wait before diving deeply into learning a new religion, or especially in seeking out an … Continue reading