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Raise the Horns

Christianity: I Don’t Miss It

After a friend reflected on possibly missing Christianity I asked myself the same question. Do I miss it, any of it? Even a little? The quick answer is "not a bit."

The Urban Pagan Homestead

Wheel of the Year~Autumn Equinox at the Homestead

"“My Lord, I hear the sounds of the successful Hunt and I feel the rightness of Death. All things, all beings, must leave this life, and their falling is as glorious as their rising.” “Lady, you speak wisdom. Death feeds Life feeds Death, and so it shall always be. Now the days grow short, and there is still much to be done. I look forward to the time when I will rest in your arms.” Jenya writes on the beginning of the end...

Under the Ancient Oaks

History is Inspirational Not Authoritative

Ronald Hutton’s new book Pagan Britain shows how history can provide a framework and inspiration for our own beliefs and practices, but it cannot tell us the One Right and True Way. If history teaches us anything it’s that there is no One Right and True Way.

Paths Through The Forests

On the Indiscriminate Killing of Voles

How can an artist who creates with animal hides and bones so vehemently defend the life of one little vole in a field?

Staff of Asclepius

Life hacks

Some thoughts on managing short-term memory issues, tips and tricks to get more organized and functional both mundanely and magically.

A Witch's Ashram

The Coming Equinox

Preparing for Mabon is a challenge, but one full of gratitude.

Voodoo Universe

Voodoo Universe Explores Babalu Aye and Ricky Ricardo

Babalu Aye is an Orisha, or demi-god, in the religion of Santeria, more properly known as La Regla Lucumi. Most people, however, only recognize the words as those of the popular television character Ricky Ricardo, played by Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy, one of the most famous shows of all time.

Agora/Seekers and Guides

Seekers and Guides: A Few Books that I Think Every Witch Should Read (Part Two)

Sable Aradia continues her list of books that she believes every Witch should read, with a few honorable mentions.

The Allergic Pagan

What I don’t miss about Christianity (and why this post is not about Star Foster)

Niki Whiting recently wrote an excellent essay about a nostalgia she has for the Christianity she left behind. Niki writes that it is, to a certain extent, a false nostalgia, a “longing for something that never was.” She goes on, “At the core of this misplaced nostalgia is a longing for spiritual community.”  (I can’t [Read More...]