Columnist Karl E. H. Seigfried writes on the tendency within the Heathen community to dismiss the actions of Heathen extremists as “not true Heathenry” instead of confronting the racist traditions that have been present in the religion since its modern-day foundation.
“My spirituality has always been linked to my feminism. Feminism is about challenging unequal power structures. So, it also means challenging inequalities in race, class, sexual preference. What we need to be doing is not just changing who holds power, but changing the way we conceive of power.” – Starhawk
I first became a Pagan because it promised me enchantment, wonder, a break from the dull Midwestern monotheist underpinning of where I grew up.