A (Pagan) Wind in the Willows


“The Wind in the Willows” is Pan at his very best. He’s powerful, knowable, and his tune is the very song of Nature. There are things like it in English literature, but nothing as beautiful, and it can all be found in a beloved “children’s book.” [Read more...]

Ignorance is Afoot


Why do people write about things they don’t understand? Why do some feel the need to intentionally belittle another person’s belief system? I just don’t get it. [Read more...]

Why Care About America’s Occult Past?

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Occult history is our history. It contains bits and pieces of things many Modern Pagans do, and continues to have an influence on our practices. To ignore our occult past is to ignore American history. [Read more...]

Who Are We Writing For?


Who are we writing for? Are we creating a Pagan Blogosphere open to everyone or are we creating a rather exclusive little collection of theologians? [Read more...]

America: Land of the Free & Home of the Magickal

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O beautiful for magicks wide . . . For Feminists so brave . . . . For Conjure spells so well applied . . . . Seances beyond the grave! . . . . . America! America! Magick shared on thee . . . . And crown thy spells with St. John’s Root . . . . . From sea to shining sea!
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Paganism & The Boy Scouts


The modern Scouting movement came tantalizingly close to being one of the great incubators of Contemporary Paganism. Boy Scouts and Paganism? Oh yes, and there’s even more to the tale. [Read more...]

They Write, I Read: Pagan Book Reviews


Reviewing the latest from Ronald Hutton, Owen Davies, and more. Looking for something historical to read this Summer? Raise the Horns has got you covered. [Read more...]

Turn and Face the Strange (Changes)


I can’t believe it’s been two years already. Come celebrate two years of Raise the Horns along with some exciting news about Jason, the poor harmless drudge who writes Raise the Horns. [Read more...]

Names of the Summer Solstice


Oh Summer Solstice! I love you as Midsummer! I also sometimes call you Litha, and can sort of appreciate you as the Feast of St. John the Baptist, but why do you have so many names? [Read more...]

A Midsummer Ritual 2014


It’s a Summer Solstice Ritual that honors the Sun and the Fey! On the longest day and shortest night we glimpse the seen and unseen who share this world with us and honor pagans past by kindling the Midsummer fire. Hail the Sun! Hail the Fairy Folk! Hail Midsummer! [Read more...]