Elizabeth Barrette writes and edits nonfiction, fiction, and poetry in diverse fields including speculative fiction, alternative spirituality, and community. She ran the Pagan magazine PanGaia
for 8 years and writes regularly for the Llewellyn annuals. Visit her blog The Wordsmith’s Forge
and coven website Greenhaven: A Pagan Tradition
Articles by Elizabeth Barrette
Marking endings and beginnings with ritual can add intentionality, understanding, and connection to our lives.
Circles of Community (Issue # 154)
Paganism and the Quest for Connection
Like other forms of spirituality, Paganism can bring people together, both
through intermittent events and in long-term community.
Permaculture on Low to No Budget (Issue # 153)
By following basic principles, taking advantage of money-saving ideas, and involving the local community, we can start functional permaculture landscapes with little or no money.
Crowdfunding (Issue # 152)
A Communal Business Model
A collective financial approach that allows individuals to pool their resources in support of favorite projects, crowdfunding both encourages and thrives upon community.
Living in community can provide all the elements necessary for promoting mental well-being, from kinship and useful work to recreation and beauty.
Leadership and Followship in Community
In a healthy community, leadership and followship are equally important roles, each with vital skill sets that can assure effective teamwork.
Especially in financially uncertain times, those seeking the advantages of intentional community living can often find them within a single shared house.
Poetry in Community (Issue # 142)
Many traditional cultures around the world have an economy based not on buying and selling, but on giving, which fosters an intricate network of social connections.
"Patchwork" (Issue # 139)