Maybe Wicca is Not a Nature Religion?


For many people Wicca is a harmonious walk with Mother Earth and the Horned God, but for some Wicca remains a far more occult-type path. As a Pagan I’m a tree-hugging dirt worshipper and feel very connected to the Earth, as a Witch I’m often far more in tune with ritual, ceremony, and communing with specific gods. The things I do as a Witch might certainly be connected to “nature religion” but I think many of them come from very different origin points. [Read more...]

Paganism Did Not Fail


Maybe the Pagans of the 1970′s thought they were going to single handedly fix the hole in the ozone layer, save the rain forests, and get everyone to eat organic but I’m not sure that was really the case. What so many of those Pagans wanted was to transform the Earth, and the human society that lives on her. In that sense those people succeeded. [Read more...]

Oh No I’m Naked!


Some reflection before heading out on the road to a clothing optional festival. [Read more...]

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...]