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...]

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...]

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...]

What if We Really Had Religious Choice?

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Do we really have religious choice in America, or is the playing field stacked against alternative spiritualities? We can certainly belong to any religious tradition we choose, but just how hard is it to find religious ideas outside of the mainstream? [Read more...]

Rustic Paganism

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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...]

Your Responsibilities In Ritual

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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...]

Pagan Folkways: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

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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...]


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