Contest Time!

•August 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

So a few days ago a friend of mine informed me that I had a small problem:

Important notice: it appears that there are a few defective copies of my book out there! One of my friends ordered from Amazon, and found that instead of getting pages 85-132 inclusive, he received a book with two sections of pages 133-180. If you are one such unlucky soul, please contact Red Wheel/Weiser customer service at orders@rwwbooks.com or 1-800-423-7087 with your address and they will be happy to replace your copy. Sorry for the inconvenience!

So I have decided to run a contest! If you find a misprinted copy of the book, take a picture or webcam video of you holding the book, showing me the misprinted pages, and I will send you a code for a free download of the Elemental CD with Isochronic Tones that I composed for use with the book! Link below:

Contact me via this blog (with a link,) my website, my Facebook author page, or my Twitter. Good luck!

The Future of Paganism: Pragmatic and Trustworthy by Anne Newkirk Niven

•August 26, 2015 • Leave a Comment

In the end, our challenge is to create a culture that brings joy to the downtrodden and inspires us to campaign on behalf of Life, even when that work may seem hopeless.

Source: The Future of Paganism: Pragmatic and Trustworthy

The DisEnchanted Kingdom

•August 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Sable Aradia:

*resounding applause for this modern fairy-tale by Rhyd Wildermuth!*

Originally posted on GODS & RADICALS:

Bodiam Castle

Once upon a time, an evil wizard wanted to enslave the world.

He really didn’t have any good reason to enslave people, except he was a very lazy evil wizard and didn’t want to do stuff for himself.  Also, he liked shiny things, and nice things, and liked to be comfortable.

Other evil wizards were trying to enslave the world, too, but they only managed to enslave bits of it.  A small kingdom here, a large village there, but not the entire world.  Worse, none of the wizards could hold onto their slaves for very long.  They’d keep escaping, or would throw the wizards out of towers.  And this made all the evil wizards sad, because though they were powerful, a pitchfork through the stomach really ruined their day.

This evil wizard had a name, but he cast a spell of forgetting and so I don’t remember it.  Do you…

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Godspousery: Mysticism and the Hieros Gamos

•August 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Godspousery: Mysticism and the Hieros Gamos.

So I did a thing

•August 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Sable Aradia:

Reblogging! Lokeans and Lokean-friendly folk, I urge you to take this survey in the interests of !SCIENCE!

Originally posted on The Serpent's Labyrinth:

ETA: There has been some concern expressed about certain questions on the Lokean survey.  I give an explanation of WHY these questions have been included, and WHAT information is being shared in the survey results, on this blog post: https://serpentslabyrinth.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/with-regards-to-the-lokean-survey/

Over the last while I’ve made occasional comments that there ought to be something like an Official Lokean Demographics Survey, for two reasons:

-Nokeans tend to make a lot of assumptions about Lokeans with regards to sexual and gender orientation, socioeconomic status, disability/mental health status, etc

-There are sometimes problematic things within the Lokean community such as Loki-spouses assuming all or most Lokeans are married to Loki, all people intimate with Loki must be married to him, and all god-spouses/god-lovers are women and god-wives.  (The latter two attitudes are not exclusive to the Lokean community – Raibeart and I have had a fair amount of discussion about being husbands of…

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Review: The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner

•August 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The Meaning Of WitchcraftThe Meaning Of Witchcraft by Gerald B. Gardner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Every witch should read this to understand the roots of modern witchcraft and Wicca, but it’s not a well-written book. I first groaned at the whole “Black Mass” material in it, but I did learn a few things as a result of that which I didn’t know. Goes to show you the discrediting has been going on forever, too. Add it to your list as a bathroom or doctor’s office reader because you really should read it, but it’s probably not going to be quick.

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Gods in Space from The Busy Witch

•August 20, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Gods in Space.

Alien Architecture in the Okanagan

•August 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Sable Aradia:

Harold’s observations are always so interesting. Here I learned a lot. I have a hillock of weaver ants in the back forty, and somewhere a video that shows them making their amazing house. Apparently our local First Nations made houses the same way. And I see that the new meeting center in Enderby appears to be based on the summer house design. And yes, the house designs sure do resemble the weaver-ant houses. That’s obviously the way to build things in the Okanagan!

Originally posted on Okanagan Okanogan:

Here’s a trail in the grasslands. Note the old house to the right of the trail. Ya, the round brown hillock.IMG_3260-2 copyHere’s who lives there.

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Weaver ants! Thatch, in the earth, that’s the way. The door is on the roof.anthill-1That’s the traditional house style of these grassland valleys for humans, too. You let the earth keep you warm. The doorway in front is the woman’s entrance.

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Men entered from the sky. You can see this all better by clicking here. Contemporary Okanagan architecture looks like the stuff in the image below. Click on the image below to see it up close and personal. Best to wear sunglasses. Those colours are way too bright.

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They look like they were dropped here from outer space.

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