Killing Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is the simplest and most basic of holidays. At its core it’s a harvest celebration, perhaps the last “pure” agrarian holiday shared by most Americans. That it’s being lost in an orgy of consumerism isn’t just troubling, it’s deeply saddening. [Read more...]

Intertwined: Paganism & Christianity

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Modern Paganism has grown up in the shadow of Christianity, and Christianity grew up in the shadows of the numerous paganisms that existed in the first few centuries of the Common Era. Paganism and Christianity share holidays and sometimes even beliefs. There’s an inter-connectedness to these two very different streams of thought that may never go away. [Read more...]

Pagan Pilgrimage: Stonehenge

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Since elementary school I’ve been intrigued by the magic and mystery of Stonehenge. On my recent visit to the United Kingdom visiting Stonehenge was a priority, and an awe-inspiring moment of Pagan pilgrimage. [Read more...]

A Sacrifice at Samhain

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In the Autumn many of us celebrate and lament the sacrifice of the Horned God. He dies so the Wheel can turn once more, but what’s it like to walk in the steps of the Horned One during such an experience? [Read more...]

Dear Time Magazine, Witches Are Real!

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Are Witches real? I certainly think so since I’m writing this and self-identify as a Witch. I just wish others were aware that Witches are a part of our society, and a growing one. Fairy tale witches might not exist, but Witchcraft is a real and thriving tradition in the present day. [Read more...]

Samhain vs. Halloween

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Halloween and Samhain are more than just a day, they are practically a season for many of us. They are also two distinct holidays and offer vastly different experiences. Samhain is not the same thing as Halloween, but I need both of them just the same. [Read more...]

The Veil & The Dread Lord of Shadows

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Samhain is a time to reunite with those who have gone before, and perhaps visit with He who stands at the gates of the Summerlands, the Dread Lord of Shadows. The veil between the worlds is thin and the souls of our loved ones call out to us. [Read more...]

Kirk Cameron Doesn’t Get Halloween (But He’s Not the Only One)

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Kirk Cameron doesn’t know a whole lot about Halloween, but that’s not surprising, most people don’t (including those criticizing him). What the blogosphere and Cameron got right and wrong while discussing the history of Halloween. [Read more...]

In Search of the Mighty Dead

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My Mighty Dead are Craft and Pagan elders who have influenced and shaped my spiritual development. I don’t actively “work” with them, but I honor them, and always a hold place for them in my rites. What better time than Samhain to search for and think about our Mighty Dead? [Read more...]

Pagan Pilgrimage: Glastonbury

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Glastonbury England has been a religious site for thousands of years. Even before recorded history people came to marvel at the wonders of Glastonbury, and after Britain’s conversion to Christianity it became a center of the new religion. Today it’s a place of pilgrimage for Christians, Pagans, and a whole host of other seekers and believers. Glastonbury is a bit off the beaten path, but very much worth a visit. [Read more...]


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