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Samhain

  The season of death and of endings is here And with it comes doubtfulness, worries and fear. But trust in the Lady and trust in the Lord As we all move toward Samhain with a single accord. The pumpkins we carved, now all glowing and orange, The grand, creepy sound of an old creaking …

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On Pagan Politics: Weaving Together Our Communities, Lifestyles, and History

Here in the US, we are nearing election day. Many of my friends in the Maine Pagan community are working tirelessly in various campaigns they believe in – some are supporting the “Gay Marriage” initiative on the ballot, others are supporting candidates they believe have the best chance to give them the future they envision, …

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The Reaper

  Autumn has come in all of its glory; The evening shadows grow deeper. Bounty is won, and low sinks the sun As everything waits for the Reaper.   Turkey and pheasant and duck on the wing Never know when Archer’s arrows will sing. Deer in the field stand ready to run, Waiting the sound …

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Samhaintide

  Ring the bell and light the fire – It’s Samhain once again. Gather in the harvest hall With family and friends. Crops are in and trees are bare And fox soon seeks his den – With cooler days and longer nights We’re now at Summer’s end.   Call the quarters, hail the gods, The …

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The Power of Community

I recently completed a week-long course in timber framing at the Fox Maple School of Traditional Building in Brownfield, Maine. It was a very demanding and intense six days of learning and hard work. Although it was exhausting, I am so pleased I took it. The inspiration I have from participating in such an event …

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Naughty Pagans Year 3

On Saturday, September 15, the Naughty Pagan Project unveiled the latest in their collection of sexy, serious, and silly photos of local Pagans. This year’s themes included feminist re-imaginings of fairy-tales, tongue-in-cheek stagings of famous photos, deities, animal totems, and (as always!) men in kilts. The project, spanning three years and including nearly 100 Pagans …

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Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Day

On Saturday, October 13 from 1-5PM at the Herbert Sargent Community Center in Old Town, ME, Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Association proudly presents the 3rd annual Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Day! All ages, faiths, flavors, and perceived experience levels are welcome to attend. Admission is a non-perishible food item or an item from the Bangor Ronald …

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Psyche’s Playground

It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices in divination methods when you are seeking to connect and receive advice from the spirit realm. In this new column, I hope to share reviews of a variety of divination tools and methods of use. Review: Life Purpose Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue At first …

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The Weaving: A Pagan Rite of Vision – October 2012

Song lines entwine. Ancient stories, ever new on misty breath. Air feeds sacred Fire, Warming our hearts and giving honor to our elders. Ancestors called to witness. Dancers whirl. Soul touching Soul touching Soul, we weave a Pagan place. Our tribe prays for Vision. I wrote the poem above as I sat dreaming of a …

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Turning Over a New Leaf: How to Get Organized

With the arrival of autumn comes the impulse to get organized and be productive. At this time of year, our ancestors were gathering the harvest, working to store it for the winter, and readying themselves for the start of the cold winter months. In modern culture, many families are affected by the start of the …

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