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Happy Halloween, Samhain and Diwali

By Curtis Lang with Jane Sherry on Oct 31, 2017

Pagan, earth-centered religions see the Divine manifest in Nature and all of Creation, believe in the concept of immanence (the Goddess/God within), believe in the spirit which resides in all things seen and unseen and in unending cycles of birth, growth, death and renewal.
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Category: Cosmic Weather Forecast
Tags: cross-quarter-days, diwali, foods for healing, great goddess, halloween, recipes, samhain, wicca

A Maypole in Prison

By Starhawk on May 1, 2016

There are a surprising number of Pagans in prison—something like 20,000 in the U.S. Most of them become Pagan while they’re incarcerated. While the numbers of Christians are higher, the Pagans have some of the highest numbers of active, participating members of any religious group—and are among the least served, with no paid chaplains and endless barriers for volunteers.
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Category: Cosmic Weather Forecast
Tags: geopolitics, global news, great goddess, pagan, wicca, wise woman ways

Jane's Lammas 2012 Garden Report- We Honor Our Mother and Her Harvest

By Jane Sherry on Aug 1, 2012

Mother, today we celebrate the unity of the human family. Mother, we ask your forgiveness, for our destructive ways. Mother,we seek today to learn to forgive one another. Help us, Mother, to learn to love you as the old ones loved you, so that we may heal ourselves and our environment.
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Category: Jane's Garden Report
Tags: cross-quarter-days, environmental crisis/solutions, foods for healing, great goddess, organic farming/gardening, pagan, wicca

A Maypole in Prison -- Starhawk Defends Pagans' Right to Worship

By Starhawk on Aug 11, 2011

There are a surprising number of Pagans in prison—something like 20,000 in the U.S. Most of them become Pagan while they’re incarcerated. While the numbers of Christians are higher, the Pagans have some of the highest numbers of active, participating members of any religious group—and are among the least served, with no paid chaplains and endless barriers for volunteers.
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Category: Global News
Tags: pagan, wicca, wise woman ways

Meltdown Strategies: Financial Disaster and Climate Change

By Starhawk on Jun 23, 2009

The environment is not an afterthought: it’s the ground of economy, security and survival. Environmental protection, environmental justice and regeneration must be our top priorities, because they are the only sound foundation for every other endeavor.
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Category: Global News
Tags: crisis of human civilization, environmental crisis/solutions, global financial crisis, pagan, wicca, wise woman ways

Witches Abhor Torture

By Starhawk on Jun 12, 2009

Witches abhor torture. We still remember the Burning Times, the campaign of torture and persecution carried out throughout Europe in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries against anyone accused of Witchcraft or heresy.
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Category: Global News
Tags: geopolitics, great goddess, wicca, wise woman ways

The Quickening of the Year

By Jane Sherry with Curtis Lang on Feb 3, 2009

Candlemas is one of my favorite times of year, the time when in the depths of winter, I can dream of spring again, when the days wax in light & the birds return to our yard looking for food. Candlemas is the promise of the quickening not only of the seasonal year, but also the promise of desires' fulfillment.
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Category: Jane's Garden Report
Tags: candlemas, cross-quarter-days, great goddess, wicca

Candlemas 2007 Newsletter

By Curtis Lang and Jane Sherry on Feb 7, 2007

Today is Candlemas, the Feast of Imbolc, the Celebration of the Solar Festival of Aquarius and the Full Moon is in Leo. With Saturn retrograde and opposing Neptune, we need extra patience, strength and tranquility.
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Category: Cosmic Weather Forecast
Tags: astrological forecasts, candlemas, cross-quarter-days, great goddess, meditation, pagan, wicca, wise woman ways

Toward an Activist Sprituality

By Starhawk on Sep 21, 2003

The integration of magic and activism sometimes means bringing magic into an action -- doing a spiral dance in the midst of the tear gas of Quebec City, or in Grand Central station surrounded by riot cops. It might mean starting our strategic planning with a trance or a Tarot reading, or invoking Water as we work against the privatization of water resources.
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Category: Global News
Tags: pagan, people power, US politics, wicca, wise woman ways

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