Column: Come Darkness, Come Light

Pagan Perspectives

Today’s column comes to us from Erick Dupree.  Erick is a writer, meditation teacher, and spiritual influencer known for connecting others with empowered human experiences. His writing has been described as intimate, evocative, and deeply transcendent. Erick DuPree is an award winning writer and author of three books. He is a recognized voice in intersectional Goddess spirituality, gender mysteries, and religion.  He teaches on myth, magic, and personal development nationwide. 

The Wild Hunt’s column section is always open for submissions. Please send queries to eric@wildhunt.org.  

 
“Come darkness, come light
Come new star, shining bright
Come love to this world tonight
Alleluia!”

Guest Post: A Love Divine

[In the past, The Wild Hunt has always taken Christmas Day off. But today, for the first time, we decided to “stay open.” Author Erick DuPree joins us to share his personal thoughts on this Christmas holiday. DuPree is the author of Alone in Her Presence: Meditations on the Goddess and editor of Finding the Masculine in Goddess’ Spiral. He teaches heart-centered practices that unite breath to heart, inviting a holistic relationship with the Goddess. DuPree will be joining us seasonally as a regular guest to share his contemplative writing and unique voice.]

“Love came down at Christmas” writes English poet Christina G. Rosetti, “Love came down at Christmas.

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Guest Post: Mabon’s Prelude to Darkness

[Today, guest writer Erick DuPree concludes his three-part seasonal celebration series here at The Wild Hunt. DuPree is the author of Alone in Her Presence: Meditations on the Goddess and editor of Finding the Masculine in Goddess’ Spiral. He teaches heart-centered practices that unite breath to heart, inviting a holistic relationship with the Goddess. His writing can be found on his own website as well as on his new blog at Patheos Pagan Channel called “Alone in her Presence.”]

Why is the dark so scary? I’m serious, many of us might love a good horror movie, some might be enchanted by the mysterious and macabre. But are any of us going into that dark unknown crawl space without a flash light?

Instagram Bans #Goddess

Yes it is true. Instagram, the photo sharing social media site, has banned the searchable hashtag #goddess. As could have been predicted, there is now a growing, worldwide backlash against the move. The new rallying tag is #BringBacktheGoddess. In mid July, Instagram, a Facebook Inc. company, decided to ban the term #goddess to help curb policy violations.