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.

Witchcraft Before Wicca: Three Important Magickal Books

There have been many influential books when it comes to magick and Witchcraft over the centuries. These are three of my favorites, and among the most influential. [Read more…]

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Show Your Work: Silence & Skepticism in Modern Witchcraft

Magickal ideas are remarkably resilient, and while they may not be Witchcraft, they most certainly have value. Let’s just not turn them into something they aren’t.
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The 2016 Hornie Awards

Celebrating the best (and sometimes worst) in Paganism from 2016 with the least coveted awards ever! [Read more…]

A Traditional Christmas: Drunken, Subversive, and Pagan

This Holiday Season, when you hear people lament the lack of a traditional Christmas, ask them for some ale or cider while pondering who will play the Lord of Misrule. Because fornication, heavy drinking, and subverting the social order are what a traditional Christmas is all about. [Read more…]

Oh Lighten Up Christians, Christmas Is Kinda Sort of Pagan

Christmas is more than just the sum of its parts. Christmas is a great holiday today because it retains bits of ancient paganism and evolved into something more than just a birthday party for Jesus. [Read more…]

Alcohol Before and During Ritual

My coven uses wine during “cakes and ale” and I often enjoy a pint of cider before heading into our ritual, and I think there are good reasons for both. [Read more…]

Pagan Things Made By Pagans Generally For Pagans & Other Magickal Folk

Pagan stuff for Pagans by Pagans, just in time for all your holiday shopping! [Read more…]

Faces of the Horned God: Cernunnos

Though much about the historical Cernunnos is likely lost to history, his presence today is certainly not in doubt. He has become a vital component of the modern Horned God myth, and a deity important to Druids, Witches, and all sorts of other Pagans. [Read more…]

10 Things I Love About Witchcraft

Witchcraft offers an escape when the world gets to be just too much, but it also empowers us so that we might have the courage to face that world and change it. Here are ten things I love about Witchcraft both in and out of the circle.
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The Republic Will Survive, I’m Not Sure About My Friends

Thoughts on the 2016 election. [Read more…]