Ostara/Spring Equinox Ritual

A Witchy Ostara rite celebrating the return of the Spring, now with bubbles! Celebrate the Maiden and the Young Horned God as they continue on their journey through the Wheel of the Year. [Read more…]

10 Responsibilities of a Host

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

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

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)

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

Becoming a High Priestess

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

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

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

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

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