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.

Christianity: I Don’t Miss It

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After a friend reflected on possibly missing Christianity I asked myself the same question. Do I miss it, any of it? Even a little? The quick answer is “not a bit.” [Read more...]

The Triumph of Mabon

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Even though many don’t particularly like it, the word “Mabon” has come to signify the Autumn Equinox and early Fall. Is that a triumph or a tragedy? [Read more...]

20 Questions with Sable Aradia

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Sable Aradia is a peer, a friend, and now a published author! Her first book “The Witches Eight Paths of Power” is a legitimately good one and led to these 20 Questions. [Read more...]

Vacation as Pilgrimage

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Next week my wife and I are headed overseas for our first extensive trip in many years. Some would use the word vacation to describe out trip but I prefer the term “pilgrimage,” because much of our trip will revolve around the spiritual and sacred. [Read more...]

Not My Elder

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There are lots of “elders” within the various traditions that make up Modern Paganism, but someone else’s elder may not necessarily be my own. [Read more...]

Witches Toolbox: The Book of Shadows

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The Book of Shadows isn’t just a book of rituals, it documents tradition and the journey of the individual Witch. [Read more...]

Paganism & The New Age

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For many Pagans “New Age” is a dirty turn of phrase often dismissed as any sort of progressive Spirituality that comes with a large price tag, but Paganism and the New Age have shared many ideas and philosophies over the past seven decades. [Read more...]

(Un)Wilding Witchcraft

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I’ve always had trouble with the idea of a wild Witchcraft because my Witchcraft is not wild. There’s a method to my madness in circle and I tend to think of it as measured and controlled. [Read more...]

The Margins of Pagan History

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Writing about Modern Pagan history presents extraordinary challenges. Things one person thinks are important might be inconsequential to another which makes determining what was truly “important” a somewhat thankless and often difficult task. [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 2000′s

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It feels far too early to wax nostalgic about the “aughts” but Jason gives it a go anyways. The movies, books, and music that best represent the decade that was in the final installment of the “Pagan Time Capsule” series. [Read more...]


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