John Beckett

TaglineMusings of a Druid, Pagan, and Unitarian Universalist.
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Sitting in a Bland Funeral Thinking About What We Should Do For Our Dead

We’ve all heard someone say “funerals are for the living.” No. This is sacrilege. This is a Protestant and humanist idea that has no place in Paganism and polytheism. Funerals are for the community, w

13 hours ago

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Why Would Anyone Take an Oath to a God?

Taking oaths is among the most serious and most personal of personal religious decisions you’ll ever have to make – I can’t tell you what to do. But I can tell you I’ve sworn oaths to three different

2 days ago

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8 Things to do for Mabon as a Solitary Pagan

Many traditional activities for Mabon are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. Here are eight things you can do to celebrate the Aut

4 days ago

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Their Ways Are Not Our Ways: A Warning And A Call

I have a message for those who feel the call to mystical and ecstatic practice, and for those who are contemplating taking an oath to a deity: if you can do anything else, do it. Their ways are not ou

1 week ago

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Enough With the Mabon Hate!

The name of the Autumn Equinox has changed many times, and it can change again. But if it does, it will be because enough people flock to a new name, not because Mabon gets shouted down on the interne

1 week ago

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