Paths of Power: Interview with Sable Aradia

Sable Aradia

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sable Aradia, author of the Patheos Premium teaching blog The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power, as well as the book of the same name (forthcoming from Weiser). The blog, which focuses on eight modalities of witchcraft as originally described by Gerald Gardner, features videos and live chats. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven?

Lydia M.N. Crabtree

When a house is set up as a temple to the gods, and the persons who have been charged with the safe keeping of those within that temple honor divinity in what they say and do, hereditary witchcraft flows through every connection created in that temple. This a family coven — this is how we give birth to hereditary witchcraft. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: Were the Ionian philosophers naturalistic?

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There are those who believe Naturalistic Paganism is but a modern thing, a young sapling in the forest of Paganism. In this article, the truth about its age is discovered. [Read more...]

Welcome to Heathen Woman

Heather O'Brien

How can a heathen woman represent herself in a way that gives a voice to her character and faith, while getting others to respectfully take notice and listen? A new column by Heather O’Brien. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Defined but not Confined

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Imagine that, on the street, you see a woman wearing an odd T-shaped necklace with a tiny man on it. You recognize it as one of those “Abrahamic” things. Intrigued, you approach her and ask, “What do Abrahamics believe?” Asking what Pagans believe makes about as much sense… so what’s the right question to ask? [Read more...]