Wicca 202: A Next Level Book List

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…]

I Read I Write: Academic Edition

Many Pagans are avid readers, and I’m one of them. Thankfully, we are living in a new “golden age” of academic research when it comes to the history of not just Modern Paganism, but also magick, and the occult. [Read more…]

Rustic Paganism

Many seasonal customs we associate with Modern Paganism come from sources outside of pagan antiquity, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t pagan. The things that bring us closer to the Earth and the seasons are examples of rustic paganism, no matter their origins. [Read more…]

The Charge of the God

Revealed now are the words of the Great God, or at least how one person sees him. I’ve been reciting this version of The Charge of the God for the last fourteen years, I thought it was about time I share it on Raise the Horns. [Read more…]

Your Responsibilities In Ritual

Even when we aren’t leading a ritual we still have responsibilities in the circle. Obviously we should turn off our cell phones and pay attention to things, but it’s much more than that. See what you can do to make ritual better for everyone involved, and all without having to say a word. [Read more…]

Looking for Lughnassa

Solar festival? Day sacred to Lugh? A celebration of the first harvest? Lughnassa is many things and perhaps even more than we realized. [Read more…]

Occult in America: Albert Pike & Freemasonry

Albert Pike will never make my list of “favorite occultists,” but he was influential in spreading European occult philosophies and ideas within the United States through Freemasonry. [Read more…]

Pagan Folkways: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

The phrase “all-original, postmodern, mystical American folk” has been used to describe the music of Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. Come find out why. [Read more…]

Occult in America: Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith and the early Mormon Church were greatly influenced by magic and the occult. From peep stones to Freemasonry, Smith and his early followers were all over the occult map. [Read more…]

Buy These Now: Pagan Music 1969-1975

Looking for some music with Pagan sounds or themes? We’ve got you covered with “Buy These Now,” highlighting some often overlooked musical gems. [Read more…]