10 Responsibilities of a Host

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For those who host, or are thinking about hosting an event, ten essential tips that will have people wanting to come back to your house. [Read more...]

We Don’t Own Halloween

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Are there bits and pieces of Halloween that most likely date back to an ancient pagan celebration? Sure, I think so, but nothing exists in a vacuum. Most modern holidays have all kinds of layers and are an amalgamation of various cultures, traditions, religions, and market forces (never underestimate the desire to turn something into a money making enterprise). [Read more...]

A Halloween History

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So where exactly did most of our Halloween customs come from? Is Halloween truly an ancient pagan festival or something else entirely. The history of Halloween is full of starts and stops, and contains both Christian and Pagan elements. Learn more about many people’s favorite holiday! [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Us! (Not Them)

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Why do Pagans spend so much time talking about Christianity? Maybe we should talk about ourselves instead. [Read more...]

Becoming a High Priestess

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After a recent ritual a friend sent me a text message praising my wife as “one gifted natural Witch and High Priestess.” He was right in his assessment, but my wife isn’t a High Priestess because she calls herself one, she’s a High Priestess because she earned the title, and everyone who circles with us knows it. [Read more...]

The Rede of the Wicca

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Where did the Wiccan Rede come from? Is it genuinely old or a product of the 1950′s? Raise the Horns traces the history of the Rede, versions long and short, and argues that parts of it might be genuinely old. [Read more...]

Looking into the Future: Paganism in 2063

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What does the future hold for Modern Paganism? Crystal balls and tarot cards have been consulted, the future is becoming clearer, but do we really want to go there? [Read more...]

A Mabon Ritual

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It’s Mabon, the Fall Equinox, a time to celebrate the harvest and the people in our lives. If you are looking for a rite to share, or just like reading good ritual, you’ve come to the right place. Happy Harvest! [Read more...]

Witches and Fall Television 2013

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It looks like “witches” are going to be all over network and cable television this Fall. Should we be excited or worried? [Read more...]

Wicca 202: A Next Level Book List

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You’ve been reading about (and practicing) Wicca for years now, but every book you read seems to contain the same old information. Where do you go for deeper insights? We’ve got you covered with a “Wicca 202″ list, full of advanced reading for both the student and the well travelled practitioner. [Read more...]


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