Dowsing for Divinity: Pagan Theology, Poetry, and Praxis

Yvonne Aburrow has been a Pagan since 1985 and a Wiccan since 1991. They have an MA in Contemporary Religions and Spiritualities from Bath Spa University, UK, and live in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. They have written four books on the mythology and folklore of trees, birds, and animals, two anthologies of poetry, and All Acts of Love and Pleasure: inclusive Wicca. Their most recent books are Dark Mirror: the Inner Work of Witchcraft and The Night Journey: Witchcraft as Transformation, published by the Doreen Valiente Foundation in association with the Centre for Pagan Studies.

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Christine Hoff Kraemer is a religious studies scholar specializing in contemporary Paganism, sexuality, theology, and popular culture. In 2008, she completed her PhD in Religious and Theological Studies at Boston University with a project entitled “The Erotic Fringe: Sexual Minorities and Religion in Contemporary American Literature and Film.”

Christine is an instructor in the Theology and Religious History department at Cherry Hill Seminary, where she served as department chair from 2010-2012. Her book Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies was released in 2012 from Patheos Press. Christine’s latest book, Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective (Routledge, 2013), integrates her experience in massage therapy and religious witchcraft into her scholarly work. She lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

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In her daily life, Sarah Sadie lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband amichievous-october-2015nd two children. Over at Odonata (atodonata.com) she runs classes, retreats and events designed to help women find community and support in order to share their voices, visions and passions with the world. Occasionally she writes a poem or two. Her most recent poetry collection, We Are Traveling Through Dark at Tremendous Speeds, was published by Lit Fest Press in 2016.

The Dowsing for Divinity header is adapted from a photo of Smoo cave by Florian Fuchs (via Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 2.0)

The thumbnail  image is adapted from Dowse by Richard Borbridge on Flickr (CC-BY-SA 2.0)