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.

(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...]

The Morrigan, War, & How We See our Gods

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One challenge of modern polytheism is understanding the old gods, both the ways they were understood historically and the ways they exist in the modern world. One goddess who often presents such a challenge is the Irish war goddess the Morrigan. A guest post by Morgan Daimler. [Read more...]

The Grass is Always Greener . . . . . Pagan Community

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One of the great things about going to festivals and other Pagan events is that I get to drop into all sorts of Pagan communities and so many of those places end up feeling more Witchy than home. Is the grass really greener on the other side? [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1990′s

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The 1990′s were a big decade for Paganism. There was “The Craft,” a whole lot of Pagan-sounding music, and some of the best and worst Pagan books ever published. It’s a trip into my favorite (and most formative) decade of Paganism! [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1980′s

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The 1980′s might not have been the best decade for Modern Paganism, but it was still full of firsts and important milestones. From David Bowie to the Pretenders to Scott Cunningham to Z Budapest the 1980′s had a little something for nearly everyone. [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1970′s

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Were the 1970′s the most important decade in the history of Modern Paganism? Maybe not, but a case can be made that it was the most influential. [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1960′s

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Some of the books, music, movies, and more that helped define the Paganism of the 1960′s. It’s part two of the seven part Pagan Time Capsule series! [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1950′s

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The 1950′s marked the beginnings of “Public Paganism” and for the first time in modern history individuals began self-identifying as Witches and Pagans. What were the most important books, music, and movies of the decade? Find out in this first edition of “Pagan Time Capsule.” [Read more...]


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