On Diversity—Adler

The spiritual world is like the natural world-only diversity will save it. Just as the health of a forest or fragrant meadow can be measured by the number of different insects and plants and creatures that successfully make it their home, so only by an extraordinary abundance of disparate spiritual and philosophic paths will human…

Biography: Merlin Stone Remembered

by Eva Yaa Asantewaa Merlin Stone Remembered: Her Life and Works by David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, Lenny Schneir and Merlin Stone (Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., 2014; 384 pages) ISBN: 9780738740911 Merlin Stone’s research into ancient Goddess civilizations and spiritual beliefs (as author of When God Was A Woman and Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood) and her prodigious creativity on the feminist…

Film: As Above, So Below

by C.F. Cooper When a horror movie brands itself with the title As Above, So Below, you’ve got to worry that it’s going to take a saying potent with meaning for neopagans and put it—and us—through a slanderous mill. Awful as this film is, it doesn’t do that; instead it demeans a sacred journey that every…

My mom doesn’t approve…

I am a Christian but I am really interested in Wicca and am trying to explore that. However, my mom doesn’t approve. Any advice? —K.L. Dear K.L., You could do some research, then sit down with her and ask her why she doesn’t approve—and then research again based on what she says so you can…

Introducing “Ask a Witch”

Do you have questions about what it means to be a witch?  Dr. Annie Finch, founder of Poetry Witch, has lived the path of goddess and earth-centered spirituality for almost 25 years.  Annie is an initiated Green Witch in the tradition of Z. Budapest, a second-level reiki master. and a gifted intuitive and energy healer. A celebrated poet, performer,…