My Gods Are Strong

“And ye shall go out and proclaimeth my name on all that you see and do, and ye shall write it in every document for I am Pan, the god of all.” From the book of Arcadia 2:9 I’ve always felt that the gods and I were pretty secure in our relationship(s). Despite what’s at [Read More...]

In Defense of Llewellyn

Many people think that Llewellyn only publishes “bad” Pagan 101 type books, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, Llewellyn publishes really good, even important, work. Their job is not to please you or I, their job is to stay in business and make money. What’s amazing about Llewellyn is that they sometimes manage to make money and please me at the same time. [Read more...]

My Essential Pagan Reading

Ever wondered what books are “essential Pagan reading?” Prepare to disagree as I pick my top 5 and 10 others. Think you can do better? Leave your list in the comments section. [Read more...]

Gateways to Paganism: Paul Huson’s “Mastering Witchcraft”

Certain books, musicians, and movies have led many to the Pagan Path. Paul Huson’s “Mastering WItchcraft” is one of those books. Perhaps the first widely available work to list all the ingredients that go into a “Modern Witch” ritual, Huson’s book was revolutionary. Still in print forty years after its initial publication, “Mastering Witchcraft” remains an important, if controversial, gateway to Paganism. [Read more...]

Samhain in August

Wrestling with the ghosts of Samhain in August has been a bit of a challenge, and while I don’t think it’s going to drive me mad, it does have me looking over my shoulder a lot more often than usual. Jason Mankey writes about the pitfalls of sharing your brain with a Samhain Ritual for an extended period of time. [Read more...]

Finding The God

How does one find the God? Perhaps the gods find us and we don’t have much choice in the matter? Jason Mankey recounts his early experiences with deity and how ended up “raising the horns” above all else. [Read more...]

Ritual Criticism

It’s probably not obvious, but I’m pretty sensitive about my Paganism.  I’m not sensitive about matters of history or theology; we can agree or disagree until Ragnorok and still be friends.  Some of my favorite Pagans are people who bicker with me about the origins of gods or the age of Wicca.  More academic type [Read More...]

Ramble On: Wisteria Summer Solstice

(I’m currently on the road visiting some Pagan Festivals and bookstores. “Ramble On” is my travel journal chronicling some of those experiences. Last week I was at the Wisteria Summer Solstice celebration at the Wisteria Nature Retreat in Southeastern Ohio.) I’ve never been sick at a Pagan Festival before, until last week’s Summer Solstice Celebration [Read More...]

The Strange Triumph of Cernunnos over Pan

If you’ve ever read the book Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton you are probably familiar with a chapter in it called “Finding a God.” Hutton’s argument there is that the Horned God became “the god” of Modern Paganism due to the popularity of the Greek God Pan with early 19th Century English Poets. [Read More...]

Ramble On-Pagan Festival Prelude

In a few days I’m heading out East to visit three and a quarter Pagan Festivals (one of them is just a day thing so it counts as a quarter). I’ll be gone from my house for over a month and will probably return home with a soar back and smelling of patchouli. The idea [Read More...]


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