Star and SnakeHelping a loved one die
I helped someone die this week. It was a sacred privilege. It's Samhain season, the time of year when magical folk talk about remembering our ancestors and recognizing death. American culture pushes the actual process of death out of sight and we don't talk about it much. So I want to talk about what it is like to be actively engaged with the death process.
The Witches Next Door13 Questions About Samhain
Rituals may include a symbolic journey to the Otherworlds and visiting with deities that preside over death and birth.
Common TansyAradia, Goddex of Our Revolution
This invocation was first penned on the streets of the Charlotte uprising a couple weeks ago but came back to mind this morning after watching one of the uprising's organizers turn themselves in to the police on charges the police have made up to suppress political resistance and waste resources of the movement. Please donate to the solidarity bail fund and general uprising support fund. Also, sign on to this demand to Free Glo Merriweather and all other political prisoners of the CMPD.
Nature’s PathBehind the Mask: Inside the Creepy Clown Epidemic
"In many respects, it's not an inversion of what we're used to seeing, it's just teasing out and amplifying those traits we've been seeing for a very long time."
The Witching HourConnecticut School Cancels Hallowe’en, Citing “Respect for Religious Beliefs”
Elvira says, “Hey! Don’t cancel Hallowe’en for stupid reasons!” An elementary school in Niantic, CT has canceled its Hallowe’en festivities citing a number of reasons,... [Read More]
AgoraThe Morrigan and Samhain | Irish-American Witchcraft | The Agora | Patheos.com
One question I get asked fairly often is whether or not the Morrigan had a day associated with her historically¹ and if so what would it be? The answer from a straight... [Read More]
John BeckettSamhain – A Solitary Ritual
Holidays and holy days are better with friends and family. But many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one... [Read More]
The Zen PaganThere Is No Such Thing as “Cultural Appropriation”
Addendum: People are still linking to this a year after it was first posted. It’s my most popular piece by orders of magnitude, which is weird (I would have thought psychedelic... [Read More]
The Witches Next DoorWhat To Say When Your Friend's Mom Asks
A non-Pagan friend of ours recently asked us a few questions about Samhain. We realized that we’re pretty much asked the same thing every year at this time. So here are the Top... [Read More]
Witch on Fire
Hearth Witch Down Under