The Letter to Theophilus, Part II

Mark prayed to the Goddess Charis to drop her sacred blood into the cup that all may be inspired and empowered by it, saying, “May that Charis who is before all things, and who transcends all knowledge and speech, fill your inner being and multiply in you her own knowledge.” [Read more…]

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The Letter to Theophilus, Part I

My dear Theophilus, all the brothers and sisters send you greetings in the name of the Lord and the Lady. I will endeavor to answer your questions concerning the teachings of our founders and of all who have preserved the true mysteries of our faith. [Read more…]

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A Brief History of the New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn, Part II

By February 1973 only five people had survived the year of training in the Spiral Dance Coven; the Full Moon Coven worked the Red Cord initiation for them in February and March of 1973. Now for the first time, there were Red Cord members of NROOGD who were not members of the Full Moon Coven, [Read More…]

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A Brief History of the New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn, Part I

Aidan Kelly gives a general overview of NROOGD to set the stage for explaining the role it played in the developments of the mid-1970s. [Read more…]

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Goddess Murder

My novel Goddess Murder is essentially a love story, about the romance between a college professor and a hereditary Witch, and how it is set off when the professor receives three apocryphal gospels smuggled out of the Vatican library by a Jesuit colleague who is then murdered. [Read more…]

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To Remember Thomas DeLong, Who Wrote as Gwydion Pendderwen, On the Second (Now the Thirtieth) Anniversary Of His Going into Eternal Life

I remember the night I first met you On Bernal Heights, before we knew The Craft would cross our paths. The strident horn of your flaming car Drew me to the street: before The doors of Hightower, where Lord Randall ruled his mad Court of science-fictioneers, Van the Dagda read an Anglican wake Over your [Read More…]

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Joe Wilson, Part III: England

Wilson wanted to go to England to contact the many people he knew through his magazine who claimed to have knowledge of the Old Religion. In September 1969 he was assigned to RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England.  On the way I stopped in New York to visit Susan Roberts and look at the galley proofs [Read More…]

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Before the Gardnerians: Introducing the Magus

 [This begins the first chapter of my forthcoming A Tapestry of Witches: A History of the Craft in America, Vol. I. The book itself will have much prefatory material explaining how, why, and what I am covering. Here I am going to just jump right into the stories.]  Certainly there were people called Witches, or [Read More…]

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Last Day of the Mysteries / Preview of a New History

Boedromion 23: The final events at Eleusis included the rite of the Plemochoai, top-shaped vases, which were tipped over, one toward the east, the other toward the west, just about at sunset, to pour a libation down into the earth, perhaps into a chasm (See Athenaios 11.496.)  It was probably also on this last day, [Read More…]

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Jesus, No, but Joshua’s a Different Story

A Pagan Almanac for August 1 & 2, 2012 Lunar Cycle: August 1 — Fourth day of the full Moon August 2 – Fifth day of the full Moon (astronomical full Moon) Rome: August 1, Kalends, sacred to Juno Athens: Hekatombaion 14 Hekatombaion 15, sacred to Selene Martyred on August 1 in 1595: Volkart Dirxsen [Read More…]

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