Jewish Witch: Finding Asherah

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It breaks my heart whenever I hear modern Jews talk about the end of Israelite paganism with relief and back-patting, as if the worship of a beloved goddess were akin to alcoholism or online poker. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Mayan Connection – A Lesson on Important Dreams

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I woke from my dream knowing that something significant had happened, that Divinity had spoken to me. How did I know that, and what did I do about it? [Read more...]

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

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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...]

What’s New on Patheos Pagan (July 2014)

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New blogs and columns at Patheos Pagan! Quaker Pagans, urban Pagan homesteading, Traditional Witchcraft, Zen Paganism, socially responsible magic, queer Pagan issues and radical inclusion, Jewish witchcraft, ecstatic Goddess monism. [Read more...]

Jewish Witch: The Witch in the Prayer Shawl – The Power of Sacred Garments

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One of my very first decisions as a teenage Witch was that robes–at least, the quality of robes I could make myself or afford to buy–weren’t for me. Yet it never felt quite right to do ritual in my street clothes. [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Queer of Swords: Oh What a Great Rite!

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In many traditions, particularly in lines descended from Gardnerian and Alexandrian British Traditional Witchcraft, it is common to assign particular roles split along gendered lines. Gendered polarity was also directly reflected in the ritual itself, with all that dagger-and-cup stuff. Oh what a Great Rite! But from my experience, queer people also make extremely good witches and magicians. So is it really necessary to throw the polarity baby out with the inclusiveness bath water? [Read more...]


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