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No More Blogging Here

I started my writing here on this website, but have since begun writing for PaganSquare.com and Patheos.com and will no longer be blogging on this website. You can find my writing at: Cross and Pentacle on PaganSquare.com Born Again Witch … Continue reading

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Are Brigid and Jesus the same?

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com At my first Brigid ritual I had an experience that was so unexpected and life changing that I fell silent. I didn’t speak about it to my friends and I didn’t write … Continue reading

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Banishing a vampire

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com We had to banish a vampire from our community. She came last year and was charming and likeable. She was allergic to garlic and once she moved in, we couldn’t cook with … Continue reading

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Why don’t I have a magical name?

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com Another year gone. So much broke last year. My last-ditch effort to save my business proved futile. Communication with a friend broke so badly that I hired a mediator. My community nearly … Continue reading

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Staying awake – because of Ferguson

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com Helicopters roaring overhead. Spotlights sweeping over me. Sirens. Bullhorns. Angry chanting. Drums. Fireworks. A trash can on fire. Lines of cops in riot gear. Suddenly the crowd turns and I am in … Continue reading

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Her name was Sheena Renee Adams

Originally posted on Cross and Pentacle at http://www.witchesandpagans.com I will never forget the moment I saw Sheena for the first time. We had known each other for years. We had spent time together, but I had never actually seen Sheena. … Continue reading

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The Mark Driscoll I remember

In 1998 I came to Seattle as an international au pair, but things started to go wrong as soon as I arrived. My host family forgot I was coming and never paid me. I suddenly found myself out of money … Continue reading

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How I became a Pagan #3 – Storytelling

A few years ago I signed up for OKCupid account and was stumped by the question of what my perfect Friday night looked like. Would I go out for a fancy dinner? Would I go to the movies and see … Continue reading

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How I became a Pagan #2 – Music

The walls of the medieval castle flicker in the light of the torches as crowds mill across the courtyard. The smell of cooking fires and stew waft from the kitchen and another group of people in medieval clothes, some in … Continue reading

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How I became a Pagan #1 – Signs

It’s been a year and a half since I began my journey into Paganism and almost a full year (Imbolc) since I chose a tradition (Reclaiming). I was the model Jesus Freak, the one my Christian community was sure about, the … Continue reading

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