Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven – The Ultimate DIY

Lydia M.N. Crabtree

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...]

Heathen Woman: The Faces of Frigg

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We learn from Frigg that there is strength in maintaining our home, caring for loved ones, and building our lives in a way that reflects dignity and honor. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Conservative Pagans

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Two weeks ago, I wrote a comedic story about a rather bizarre indecent that happened to me at work. “Tea Party Paganism” got a lot more attention than I had expected, and I got a LOT of feedback. The real point of the article was supposed to be an amusing story about being outed at work, but not all of our readers saw it that way. The thing I kept hearing was “I’m a conservative Pagan, and my views count too!” [Read more...]

Making Light: Blessed by Less by Susan Vogt (Review)

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All in all, I enjoyed this book and feel a renewed commitment to clearing out the physical, emotional, and spiritual clutter. As Vogt describes, “The spiritual paradox is that the less tightly I cling to my stuff, my way, and my concerns, the happier and more blessed I feel. Once I have enough, less is more.” [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS

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With the coming release of my first non-fiction book, GODDESS SPELLS FOR BUSY GIRLS, I want to celebrate by giving something back to my readers. If you pre-order GODDESS SPELLS, you can enter to win a pretty spectacular prize pack of Red Wheel/Weiser books. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Wicca and the Lotus-Eaters – Reaching the New Generation of Witches

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Is modern Witchcraft on the decline? Or has it merely changed form? The new generation of Witches has different issues from previous generations, and different needs. Sable Aradia offers some observations about the differences, and suggests ways to bridge the gap. [Read more...]

Remembering Nelson Mandela: A Reflection by Selena Fox

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Let us remember Nelson Mandela and celebrate his life, legacy, and good works which have inspired so many of us. May we take inspiration in carrying on the quest for interfaith understanding and collaboration for freedom, justice, reconciliation, equality, and world peace. [Read more...]

Syncretic Electric: A Reflection on Mythology

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Each of us will come away from mythology with our understandings, and each of us will deploy that mythology in a way that suits us. However, it is important for us to make the effort to allow mythology to speak first to us, before we drown out its unique voice with our own. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Plastic Pagan Gurus

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On the surface, Plastic Pagan Gurus are convincing. They appear to be everything we want Pagan leaders to be, and they play to those desires. It can take a long time to realise that you’re being sold a pile of nothing wrapped in PR. [Read more...]

Naturalistic Traditions: Were the Classical Greeks naturalistic?

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Last time, we discovered the world’s oldest Naturalistic Pagans* in the Ionian philosophers of ancient Greece. Yet, they comprised no more than a handful of intellectuals in a world full of theists. What was the effect of naturalism on the rest of Greece as it developed in the Classical period? Did it spread through the culture or remain isolated? [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Season of Giving?

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How can Family Coven virtues be expressed during this season of giving? Lydia MN Crabtree examines how a Family Coven walks its talk. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Walking With Odin

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My own path is dedicated to taking my commitment and what I’ve learned as far as I’m able, in the hopes that when I stand before the counsel one day at the end of my life, Odin will have seen enough to let him know that I kept my oath to him and to the values that my faith holds sacred. Sometimes we dance, sometimes we walk, sometimes I argue — but Odin is with me and I with him. [Read more...]


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