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Heathen Woman: Keeping Our Words Sacred

What makes honor so important? Why should we still be concerned with keeping our word in a society that places such little importance on it? Heathens have no doctrine or dogma, but this does not mean we lack guidelines for conduct that honors our gods. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Too Cool for Yule

Parents complained about a Wiccan Yule display at a school in Oklahoma. In order to avoid conflict, the school’s superintendent claimed that they would remove all religious displays. But what they really did was replace everything with “Christmas.” [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Paganism, Druidry and Religion

Most Pagans do not come along seeking to look like they belong to a religion. Most are fleeing the conformity and surface of religion in the hopes of finding something deeper. How do we do that? [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: New Year, New Intentions

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ve just passed the longest night of the year. The Winter Solstice is, for me, a time of introspection and wishing, and in recent years, I’ve developed a theory about this time of year; I believe that the way you spend the Solstice and the way you ring in the New Year will set the tone for the year to come. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: Witches of Cyberspace, Part 1

It’s been said that it isn’t possible to teach the Craft online, but is it? Sable Aradia explains why this is no longer the case, but cites some issues to look out for. [Read more…]

Welcome To My Electric Yule

I could not find any directions for how to make an electric Yule display anywhere. This did not deter me. I wrought, and was victorious, and am willing to share my knowledge with you, my gentle and discerning readers. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Some Questions for Pagan Identity

Perhaps Paganism isn’t a collection of religions, but a certain way of being in the world. Perhaps being Pagan means that we have chosen to experience the world differently than the larger society expects us to. Perhaps, Paganism has become a political position, rather than a religious one. If this is the case, then our doctrinal disputes over what constitutes proper Paganism are null and void. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Pagan Author, Christian Characters

It’s a shame that someone seeing ‘Druid’ in my autobiography would assume that means ‘hates Christians’. The track record of relations between Pagans and Christians is not what it might be. I live in hope that will change in my lifetime. [Read more…]

The Best of the Equinox – Vol 1: Enochian Magick (Review)

It is strangely ironic that Crowley chose the prophetic language of the very group he was critiquing to lead the world into its new aeon. It was this deeply flawed choice that left Crowley’s powerful, if Byzantine, work to languish in relative obscurity while the less spiritual but more accessible Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell went on to deeply influence the direction of personal spirituality in the new age. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven – The Ultimate DIY

I think about several people I know who all want to study the craft a bit more seriously and how I continue to put them off, opting instead for unstructured and undirected classes because I feel like I am inadequate. Not showing up — that’s my problem. [Read more…]


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