Solitary, Coven, and Circle Rituals

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What kind of ritual are you doing? Who is your audience? There are several different kinds of ritual, and all of them require different approaches. [Read more...]

10 Important Women in Goddess Spirituality

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In many ways the “heart” of Modern Paganism lies within the Goddess movement. Here are ten pioneers who worked tirelessly for the rights of women and to re-establish the Great Goddess in modern society. [Read more...]

10 Important Nineteenth Century Occultists & Magicians

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The Nineteenth Century was a hotbed of occult activity and many of those individuals left a lasting mark on both the occult and Modern Paganism. From tarot cards to Spiritualism to sex magic the Nineteenth Century had a little bit of everything. [Read more...]

20 Questions With Gary Lachman

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Author Gary Lachman has just released a new book on the life and times of Aleister Crowley. He graciously allowed me to ask him a few questions about Crowley and his other works. Also included is a review of Lachman’s “Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World.” [Read more...]

Making Magic: The Process

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What makes for good spell work? What steps are essential and what steps are superfluous? Everyone does magic differently, but these are what I consider the most essential steps. [Read more...]

10 Important Traditional Witches

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What is a Traditional Witch? Opinions vary, but regardless of the definition being used these are ten Witches who definitely made a difference. [Read more...]

10 Important Druids

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Modern Paganism has been blessed with a great many thinkers, writers, leaders, and song-writers. There’s no possible way one guy could write about them all of them, but here are Ten Druids past and present that have had an impact on Modern Paganism. [Read more...]

Witches Toolbox: Athame

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The athame might be the most recognizable tool in the Modern Witch’s Toolbox. It’s a unique instrument and has a long and distinguished history. Read about the origins of the athame and how the author found just the perfect blade after twenty years of searching. [Read more...]

A Pagan on Patheos

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Patheos is five years old, so let’s celebrate by looking back at a few horned and horny classics. It’s time for the “Best of Raise the Horns,” and don’t worry, it’s a pretty short list. [Read more...]

Beltane Ritual 2014

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Beltane is the most joyous of holidays, but it’s also a great time to remind ourselves about our responsibility to the Earth. Celebrate the start of summer, but while celebrating, remember to give a little something of yourself to our Universal Mother too! [Read more...]


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