Playlist: Samhain

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Music can stir the heart and move the soul. Find out what we’re listening to this Autumn as we prepare to reunite with our blessed dead on Samhain. [Read more...]

20 Questions With Lon Milo DuQuette

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Most people slow down at age 65, not Lon Milo DuQuette. In addition to being one of the world’s most well known ceremonial magicians he’s also a best-selling author and a singer-songwriter. DuQuette was gracious enough to find some time in his busy schedule to talk with us about music, books, Crowley, and Sammy Davis Jr. [Read more...]

Everything Samhain & Halloween (Rituals, Histories, and More!)

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We’ve got you covered for wherever your Samhain and Halloween celebrations might take you. Links to rituals, histories, and all sorts of other Halloween goodies. It’s one stop reading for all of your late October needs. [Read more...]

Pagan TV Club: American Horror Story Coven – The Replacements

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Three episodes in, three reviews in the books. Get my thoughts on the most popular “witch” show on television, along with some favorite quotes and a few random observations. [Read more...]

We Don’t Own Halloween

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Are there bits and pieces of Halloween that most likely date back to an ancient pagan celebration? Sure, I think so, but nothing exists in a vacuum. Most modern holidays have all kinds of layers and are an amalgamation of various cultures, traditions, religions, and market forces (never underestimate the desire to turn something into a money making enterprise). [Read more...]

Pagan TV Club: American Horror Story Coven (ep. 2)

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This week on “American Horror Story: Coven” Angela Bassett’s Marie Laveau steals the show and and Frankenboyfriend is born. Also thoughts on magic as work and Stevie Nicks. [Read more...]

Halloween Reflections

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I challenged some of the other bloggers here at Patheos to write up what Halloween means to them. Halloween is one of our shared holidays; all sorts of people celebrate it, and they do so for all kinds of reasons. I’m looking forward to hearing some of those reasons, and I hope you’ll join me in those moments of discovery. [Read more...]

Pagan Folkways: Richard Shindell

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Richard Shindell is one of the most talented and praised singer-songwriters on the folk music scene. His music also contains a lot of spiritual overtones that might be of interest to many Modern Pagans. [Read more...]

A Halloween History

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So where exactly did most of our Halloween customs come from? Is Halloween truly an ancient pagan festival or something else entirely. The history of Halloween is full of starts and stops, and contains both Christian and Pagan elements. Learn more about many people’s favorite holiday! [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Us! (Not Them)

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Why do Pagans spend so much time talking about Christianity? Maybe we should talk about ourselves instead. [Read more...]


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