Author: Elizabeth Barrette

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 include: ""Patchwork"" (Issue # 139) Poetry in Community (Issue # 142) The Richness of Giving (Issue # 141) Householding: Communal Living on a Small Scale (Issue # 144) Balancing Powers (Issue # 148) Nurturing Healthy Minds (Issue # 150) Crowdfunding (Issue # 152) Permaculture on Low to No Budget (Issue # 153) Circles of Community (Issue # 154) The Bookends of Community (Issue # 157)

The Bookends of Community

Posted on December 7, 2012 by

Marking endings and beginnings with ritual can add intentionality, understanding, and connection to our lives.


Posted on September 7, 2011 by

A collective financial approach that allows individuals to pool their resources in support of favorite projects, crowdfunding both encourages and thrives upon community.

Nurturing Healthy Minds

Posted on March 7, 2011 by

Living in community can provide all the elements necessary for promoting mental well-being, from kinship and useful work to recreation and beauty.

Balancing Powers

Posted on September 7, 2010 by
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In a healthy community, leadership and followship are equally important roles, each with vital skill sets that can assure effective teamwork.

Householding: Communal Living on a Small Scale

Posted on September 7, 2009 by

Especially in financially uncertain times, those seeking the advantages of intentional community living can often find them within a single shared house.

The Richness of Giving

Posted on December 7, 2008 by

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.