Christmas Traditions: Pagan or Christian?

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Christmas has long been a combination of both Christian and ancient pagan elements, but where did the individual traditions we associate with the holiday come from? Are they all Christian? Are they all pagan? Maybe some of them are a bit of both . . . . [Read more...]

A Magickal Holiday Gift Guide

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Not sure what to buy that special someone for the holidays? We’ve got your Yuletide needs covered with spirits, drinks, books, music, and more. [Read more...]

Water Under the Pagan Bridge

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This week someone leaving Paganism made the New York Times. Is that an important development or a bump in the road? Will we be talking about this moment four years or even four weeks from now? Maybe by then it will simply be water under the Pagan bridge. [Read more...]

Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it speaks to the best of what we can be. It’s certainly about food and family, but it’s also about coming together despite our differences. Every Thanksgiving I eat a pound of turkey, hug my wife, call my Dad, and watch about ten hours of football, but I also stop to remember what it means to be truly thankful for the blessings in my life, and to reflect on the things that bring us together instead of drive us apart. [Read more...]

Pagan Gratitude and My Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, Paganism is the foundation of my life. They both deserve a place on my holiday table this Turkey Day. [Read more...]

Paying for Pagani$m

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Should people profit from teaching Paganism? Is there a difference between teaching a particular path and teaching broader Pagan concepts? Paganism and money have always made for strange and mostly distant bedfellows, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. [Read more...]

Finding the Mystery

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The word “mystery” has been associated with Modern Paganism from the very beginning. Wicca began as a “mystery tradition” but there’s more to mystery than initiations. “Mystery” is the life breath of Modern Pagan ritual, it’s what transforms us and brings us closer to our gods, our world, and those we love. [Read more...]

Samhain Season’s End

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Samhain is more than simply a “day.” In my life it’s always been a season, a time of year stretching from early autumn into the first week to ten days of November. Here’s how I spent much of that season. [Read more...]

When Someone Leaves Paganism

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When someone I respect leaves the Pagan fold I often feel a little bit betrayed, an emotion I know is completely irrational. When people choose to walk a different road the best thing we can do is be supportive. [Read more...]

Happy Pagan New Year?

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For many Pagans Samhain is the Pagan New Year, but not all Pagans feel that way. Jason at Raise the Horns celebrates a variety of “new years” and explains why Samhain has never felt like the start of something new to him. [Read more...]


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