About Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey has been involved with Paganism for the last twenty years, and has spent the last ten of those years as a speaker, writer, and High Priest. Jason can often be found lecturing on the Pagan Festival circuit, so you might just bump into him. When not reading and researching Pagan history he likes to crank up the Led Zeppelin, do rituals in honor of Jim Morrison (of The Doors), and sing numerous praises to Pan, Dionysus, and Aphrodite. He lives in Sunnyvale CA with his wife Ari and two hyper-kinetic cats.

Creating a Tarot Deck: An Interview with Artist Matt Hughes

Go behind the curtain with artist Matt Hughes as we talk about what goes into creating a brand new Tarot Deck. [Read more…]

Halloween As an American Holiday

Halloween began in the British Isles but many of its most hallowed traditions emerged in North America, and it’s current world-wide popularity can very much be attributed to how popular the holiday has become in the United States. It’s not an American holiday in the traditional sense but it’s one we helped to shape and popularize. [Read more…]

Adventures in New Orleans: Voodoo & Marie Laveau

When Jason visits New Orleans, it’s all about Marie Laveau and Voodoo. [Read more…]

Demons, the Occult, and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

The occult is usually absent from Presidential contests, but it’s becoming a part of this year’s election cycle. [Read more…]

Proselytizing is For Weak Gods

A god that needs people to facilitate an introduction has no agency, and I’d take it a step further, those gods are impotent. Whatever power those gods had is waning, never existed, or is being directed in precisely the wrong directions. [Read more…]

Pagan Pilgrimage: San Francisco Bay Area

California’s Bay Area is one of the most magickal and Witchy spots on Earth! Here are some things to do if and when you get to visit. [Read more…]

Faith, Intolerance, and Religious Veracity

Our faiths are about what we believe, they aren’t about how our neighbor interprets what we hold dear. The world would be a in lot better shape today if we stopped caring so much about what everyone else thinks about our religions and instead focused on our own practices. [Read more…]

False Outrage: Witches in Government, Ouija Boards, and Millennials

There’s plenty wrong with this world, let’s channel our energy into being outraged at the things that actually matter.
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The Autumn Equinox Blues

There are lots of things to celebrate in September, but I’m just not feeling it this year. [Read more…]

Mirth & Reverence: You Can Laugh During Ritual

Laughter isn’t always appropriate in circle, but sometimes it’s simply necessary. [Read more…]