Mental health and Paganism

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People often wonder how mental health issues fit with Paganism and ritual and magical groups. There isn’t an easy answer here, but this article will help explain some of the things to consider and know about. I should note that I am not a trained mental health professional, and you… Continue reading

Connecting

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The articles linked from this page focus on connecting with other Pagans (and specifically with other Pagans who do things you’re interested in or want to learn more about.) The early sections are aimed at anyone who general community interaction (such as online, at public events, etc.) while the later… Continue reading

What do people mean by degrees?

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One question I’ve seen come up a lot goes something like this: “I see people talking about degrees all the time. Do they mean a college degree? What kind?” Actually, we’re talking about something different – though like educational degrees, designed as a way to structure some kinds of learning,… Continue reading

What’s this about oathbound material?

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As you read and learn more, you’ll probably come across the mention of oathbound material. In short, this is material that people in a particular path, tradition, or group have agreed not to share outside that community. (And as you can guess from the name, that commitment is a very… Continue reading

What is initiation?

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One question that people often have is about the role of initiation in initiatory traditions. Basically, in order to join an initiatory tradition, you need to go through specific experiences that help you join with and work with others in that tradition. The experiences themselves can (and should, in this… Continue reading

What’s with the skyclad thing?

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Good question. If you don’t already know, working skyclad is the concept of working without clothing in ritual. As you’ll see below, it’s not the most common option out there. People often get very nervous about the idea without realising how it actually works in practice. So, in this article,… Continue reading

Does it matter?

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Over time, I’ve seen people ask questions about issues that don’t necessarily matter as much as they look like at first glance. Paganism isn’t quite like anything else – so some legal, religious, and organizational structures don’t actually help groups or teachers function well. Below are a few things you… Continue reading