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The Allergic Pagan

The Secret History of the Triple Goddess

No symbol is more ubiquitous in Neo-Pagan and Wiccan culture than that of the Triple Moon Goddess: Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Many Pagans will already be aware the Triple Goddess was the creation of Robert Graves. However, our knowledge of the ancient origins upon which Graves drew was incomplete, until now.

Ride the Spiral

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. For the dead of my tribe, I keep vigil tonight.  For the wounded of my tribe, I continue to raise my voice, to speak out for justice.

Under the Ancient Oaks

The Thanksgiving Arms Race

I understand why retailers are opening on Thanksgiving, but I still don't like it. What’s behind the Thanksgiving Arms Race, and more importantly, what can we do about it?

Agora/Alone In Her Presence

Alone In Her Presence: Dark Moon Rising… “What’s Your Ritual?”

The moon is a great place to turn for magic. I find the Dark Moon, as the great transformer, to be the best motivator of intention as we transform and transmute our lives in our walk. Here is my Dark Moon ritual; what is yours?

Raise the Horns

Witch Rock: A Primer

"Witch Rock" is occult-laced low-fi hard rock with female vocals and psychedelic influences. It's probably not the "next big thing" in music, but it beats a lot of the alternatives. Come check out some of the hardest working and most amazing bands in rock music today.

Voodoo Universe

Ritual Food: Chipotle Deviled Eggs Recipe

All across the globe from Somalia to Central America eggs are used for spiritual cleansing and blessing. In New Orleans Voodoo and Haitian Vodou eggs are frequently offered for the Lwa, or deities, Damballa and Aida Wedo.

Quaker Pagan Reflections

An Island in an Ocean of Air

1979 in Williamsburg, Virginia was not an easy time or place to be gay. "There comes a time," she said, "in all my friendships, when I have to decide. Do I tell, or do I not tell?" She stood at one side of a precipice, and she saw me on the other. I wanted to tell her, "I already know!" But I did not know how.