Reasons For Celebrating Imbolc


Imbolc has never been my favorite holiday, but it’s always been an important mile-marker on the Wheel of the Year. It lacks the sexiness of Samhain or Beltane, but it offers a whole host of reasons for celebration and reflection. No matter your geographical and/or life circumstances Imbolc can still have meaning. [Read more...]

A Failure to Communicate (And Hope for the Future)


Sometimes I look around the Pagan Blogosphere and simply shake my head, unsure of what to say. There are ways to argue and ways to disagree as an adult, curse words and personal insults are not among them. [Read more...]

Imbolc Ritual 2014


Like the rain, the Lady cleanses and renews us. Like the earth, the Lord purifies and prepares us for the Springtime yet to come. Gather the coven and celebrate, Imbolc is nearly upon us! [Read more...]

Encountering Brighid


Brighid is one of the most well known and adored goddesses in all of Modern Paganism. She was worshipped by the Celts in Ancient Ireland, and later transformed into a Christian Saint. Hail Brighid, unconquerable goddess! [Read more...]

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...]

Fantasy, Paganism, and Real Life


Critics of Modern Paganism often accuse Pagans of living in a fantasy world or “playing Harry Potter.” For me, Paganism does just the opposite; it brings me closer to reality and the world we live in. [Read more...]

The Non-Adept’s Guide to Aleister Crowley


Aleister Crowley continues to cast a large shadow over both ritual magick and Modern Paganism. Where does the non-adept start when trying to figure out Crowley’s legacy and influence? [Read more...]

The Journey


Paganism has always been a journey, not a destination. No matter how long we travel upon our chosen paths, there is always more to learn and experience. [Read more...]

The Best of Raise the Horns 2013


I’ve had a ridiculously good year at Raise the Horns. Here are the ten most-read posts of 2013, along with my five favorites. [Read more...]

Midwinter: Light in the Darkness


The Holiday Season has many reasons for celebration, but Yule is where my heart and spirit reside. The message of the Lord and Lady can be especially powerful in the darkness of Winter’s long night. [Read more...]