PaganSquare


PaganSquare is a community blog space where Pagans can discuss topics relevant to the life and spiritual practice of all Pagans.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Recent blog posts

Posted by on in Paths Blogs
World Chillout Day

World Chillout Day is a day to visualize all things cool and calm. It’s like Visualize World Peace but more. Imagine war cooling down, imagine wildfires going out, imagine hot-heads cooling off and cooler heads prevailing, imagine winter in the air and snow falling on the earth.

...
Last modified on

Posted by on in Studies Blogs
Seers' Charge

 

It is murky out there. It has been this way for a long time. There are roiling atmospheres of complicated astrological conditions that will persist for years. There are currents and crosscurrents of cultures, ideologies, and religions moving and colliding into whirlpools and riptides. And all that is churning while the icecaps are melting.  There are pundits, prophets, and profiteers with axes to grind. It seems a safe bet to put your money on cynicism, apocalyptic narratives, and apathy as respite.

...
Last modified on

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Leo Full Moon: Open Your Heart

Dear Moon Muser,
Time to make a wish - it's the Full Moon in Leo!

Exciting news folks, my Zodiac Goddess Power Deck is at the printers so I'll have my test copy by the end of the month and ready for you by Spring, 2020, as planned.  I've worked with this deck since the mid 1990's when I channeled the art/writing. First it was a book, then an interactive art class, and then an oracle deck. It truly is a POWERFUL deck filled with many Goddess Blessings from all over the globe.

About Kathy Crabbe

...
Last modified on

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Wert

“Our Mother, who art in Heaven....”

(Our Mother in Heaven: that would be the Moon, right?)

Och, gods help me: if I never see another pagan rewrite of the Our Father again, it will still be way too soon.

I understand, I understand. We're pagans; so much of our lore has been lost down the centuries that we're hungry, hungry. Cooking up something from scratch is hard; it's easier if you have a recipe to tweak.

Well, I have no problems with “reclaiming” material per se: certainly I've done my share of it down the years. (Most wassailing songs, for instance, reclaim very nicely, thank you very much.) It does seem to me that there's a certain etiquette involved in the process, though. (These things must be done delicately, or you hurt the spell.) You have no right to borrow something unless you can rightfully claim to have improved it.

So much for Mater Nostra.

What Protestants call the “Lord's Prayer” has its own integrity. For one thing, it sticks to basics, unlike virtually all of the bad pagan rewrites that I've seen. In America, where most of us take the basics for granted—and shame be upon us for it—we're left with nothing to pray for but intangibles like enlightenment and spiritual advancement.

As my grandmother used to say: Feh.

The last Our Mother that came my way (I think it began: “Our Mother and Father...”) was sent around—this was back in the days of on-line lists—by the moderator of the list. I'm not sure whether he intended it as a serious attempt at creating pagan liturgy (“Blessed be: welcome to the Pagan Irony-Free Zone”), or if he was just trying to stir up controversy. Either way, the results did not impress.

Besides, I'm a votary of the Horned. Witches don't need a new version of the Our Father; we've already got our own.

Last modified on
Who is the Goddess of ADHD? Goddess of Neurodivergence?

“I don’t believe you have ADHD,” the nurse practitioner said at our first meeting, looking at her computer and not at me. “You scored moderate for depression and anxiety.  There are overlapping symptoms between those and ADHD, so we’ll treat them and you’ll see I’m right.” 

My two-year-old happily threw all the pillows from the sofa onto the floor, and then tried to pull the blinds down from the window as I attempted to corral him without setting off a crying fit.  I scooped him up and plopped on the sofa, relieved to nurse him for a moment, before he went after the blinds again.  What did she mean, she didn’t believe my diagnosis?  And why did she keep going on and on about how dangerous schedule 2 drugs are and how she wouldn’t just throw them at a problem? 

...
Last modified on

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Romney, He Only Has One Ball

 Tune: Hitler, He Only Has One Ball

 

Romney, he only has one ball,

Schumer has two, both very small;

Pelosi's got two small ov'ries,

but Mitch McConnell has no balls at all!

 

 

A tyrannical minority imposes its will on the majority.

A traitor president sells out the US to Russia.

A Republican Senate systematically dismantles the US Constitution.

 

 

It's up to us, folks!

Vote the Traitors Out!

 

Last modified on
Recent Comments - Show all comments
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    So mote it be.
  • Kile Martz
    Kile Martz says #
    Revolution through the ballot box.

Posted by on in Paths Blogs
The Perils of Writing about Spirituality

I'm so very glad we have the internet as a venue for sharing about spirituality - the community grows as the web widens. But there are some pitfalls and obstacles that limit the extent to which we can really communicate about spirituality online, or on any other platform that involves writing. I grapple with these issues almost every time I write a blog post here.

The nature of blogging, or writing articles for Pagan magazines, or posting in spiritual groups on social media, or even writing books is that of words: we write down what we want to share, and other people read it.

...
Last modified on

Additional information