The Rantin’ Raven: Wicca Was the Tantra of the West

Photograph of the Author, Dana Corby, likely by Jo Carson (used with permission)

I’m old enough to remember what the Craft was like ‘in the day.’ It was highly sexual. Many rituals included Great Rite in true, and it was practically de rigueur to fuck your Witch friends. And while most of the coven leaders I met were married, few (the times being what they were) were exclusively monogamous. Few people now recall that one of the original descriptions of the Craft was ‘the Tantra of the West’ but that’s exactly what it was. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Parenting and Caitlyn Jenner – Sexual Identity and Tolerance

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Sexual identity has been thrust into the news these past weeks as Bruce Jenner officially came out as Caitlyn Jenner. Following in line with other articles I have done in the past, I thought it was time to discuss this coming out and parenting techniques that can help children gain a greater understanding of sexual identity. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Auntie Sable’s Practical Tips for Sexy Pagans


Sable Aradia concludes her series on sex magick and sacred sexuality with some practical advice for those who wish to practice. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: A Sticky Subject – Teaching Sex Magick (Part Three)


Sable continues to examine the ethics of teaching of sex magick and sacred sexuality by addressing festivals and the balance of freedom vs. security. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: A Sticky Subject: Teaching Sex Magick (Part Two)


Sable Aradia continues her series on teaching sex magick by examining the nature of consent. When can consent be honestly given, and when does an unequal power dynamic cloud the issue? [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: A Sticky Subject – Teaching Sex Magick (Part One)


Sex magick and sacred sexuality are a traditional part of the Craft, but there are many social and ethical issues around their teaching and practice. In this series, Sable Aradia suggests ideas and solutions for including sacred sexuality in Craft practice. [Read more...]

How Sexual Was Your Beltane?


Many of us in Pagandom participate in several groups/circles/covens etc. My preference has always been to be a part of a small, intimate group (sometimes a full-fledged “coven,” sometimes not) along with a larger, more open circle. The small group becomes my place for serious work and instruction, and hopefully lives up to the idea [Read More...]