Paganism & The Boy Scouts

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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...]

How the West Didn’t Lose God

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Christianity is in decline but that doesn’t mean “God is dead,” it only means that God is being redefined, reimagined, and experienced in different ways. Families are changing, but families are not something that should be defined by society, they should be defined by those within them. [Read more...]

The Ancient Nature of Midsummer

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Customs and traditions associated with the Summer Solstice are thousands of years old. Veneration of the sun has been with humanity from almost the very beginning and has lasted from pagan antiquity down through the Christian-era and all the way down to today. [Read more...]

Defining Traditional Witchcraft

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What is Traditional Witchcraft? The answer most likely depends on who you ask. [Read more...]

The Witch & The World Cup

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This year’s World Cup may not matter to a lot of Modern Pagans, but it abounds with interesting subplots. Corruption, greed, curses, Witch Doctors . . . . . and a very large nation with a whole lot of our Pagan brothers and sisters is hosting the most watched event in the world. [Read more...]

Solitary Rituals: The Witch Alone

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In coven situations I’m good with rituals. The rites of both my tradition and my house-coven have very specific ways of doing things; in both groups I’m very much following a specific “system of rites.” When alone I certainly perform “ceremonial actions,” but I tend not to think of spontaneous one-off events as ritual. [Read more...]


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