Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America

Clifton, Chas S.  Her Hidden Children The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America.  Lanham: AltaMira Press, 2006. Many of us come to Paganism with an interest in ancient history.  We wonder who and how our ancestors worshiped and we attempt to follow in their footsteps.  I can speak for myself when I say that when I began studyingContinue reading “Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America”

Folkish Heathenism vs All of Pagandom?

Having worked with many wonderful Pagans in an open network/group, I’ve experienced the frustration, sometimes even disgust, with other Pagan paths/traditions.  I’ve also experienced the mental and social reconciliation that can happen when two people who believe very differently can come together, learn, and make something beautiful like a ritual or even a lasting friendship.Continue reading “Folkish Heathenism vs All of Pagandom?”

No religious expression by students in school?

The story about Guthrie Center’s industrial arts teacher, Dale Halferty, and his refusal to allow a student to make a Wiccan altar in shop class is really irking me.  I wholeheartedly agree that a teacher should not promote his or her religion in school, but that students have every right to express their religion inContinue reading “No religious expression by students in school?”