Two articles came into to us over the weekend.
The first, from Mud and Magic, speaks to us about the value of enthusiastic consent. With links to a variety of solid articles on consent from others in the Pagan community, this is a welcome addition to our values event! Identifying three things that, in a ritual, that all participants should be notified of in advance (nudity, blood, and drugs), the author continues to discuss ways to move beyond these general concepts into ways to ensure participants are fully informed before joining in.
Secondly, from the Chasing Domestic Bliss blog comes less an essay about a specific value and more of an exploration of what values resonate with the author. Specifically, she talks to us about her sense that connection and her creativity lead her forward in this exploration.