Imbolc Ritual 2015

Imbolc offers many reasons to celebrate. This year my coven is using it to bless new candles for our Temple space and to celebrate the return of the light. We also use it as an opportunity to once again welcome the goddess Brighid to our rites and to her rightful place in our hearts and sacred space. [Read more…]

The Right and Wrong of Imbolc

February 2 is a busy day on the calendar. Many Modern Pagans celebrate it as Imbolc, and in the Catholic Church it’s traditionally known as Candlemas. Throughout the United States millions see it as Groundhog Day. That these holidays are all celebrated on February 2 is no coincidence, though that does not mean they are necessarily related. [Read more…]

When Wicca is Not Wicca

Just because something includes the word “Wicca” on its marquee doesn’t mean it’s truly Wiccan. Wicca might be beyond simple definitions at this point, but those who truly practice it and keep true its highest ideals generally have a lot in common. [Read more…]

Reconnecting With Your Spiritual Side

There are times when I feel really connected to my spirituality, and then there are those other times when it feels especially far away. It’s nearly impossible to feel spiritual all the time, but when it all seems so very far away there are a few (mostly) easy things you can do to reconnect. [Read more…]

Gods or No Gods? (And Why It Sometimes Doesn’t Matter)

There are Pagans out there who believe in deity and some who don’t. A difference in beliefs doesn’t somehow make someone “less a Pagan” than your or I. We are all out there trying to connect with something, shouldn’t that be good enough? [Read more…]

Finding Pagan Space . . . In January

January can be a difficult time of year. Yuletide has ended but Imbolc is still weeks away. How does one find their Pagan center during Winter’s longest month? [Read more…]

The Non-Adept’s Guide to Robert Cochrane

Robert Cochrane was a witch active in the early 1960’s until his untimely death in 1966. Though he has a rather limited written legacy he has had a huge influence on Modern Witchcraft in the decades since his passing. This is not the definitive account of Cochrane and his work, but does provide a good starting point. Cochrane left us nearly fifty years ago, but his work lives on. [Read more…]

Pagan Superlatives 2014

There are a lot of fine Pagans out there deserving of awards and special recognition. In all of Pagandom there is no award more prestigious than the “Hornie” from the blog “Raise the Horns.” We’re handing out superlatives and it’s all in good fun. Maybe you made the list! [Read more…]

The Best of Raise the Horns 2014

Over 100 blog posts at Raise the Horns this year! Hundreds of thousands of visitors! A look back at some of our best moments along with some insight into the world of Pagan blogging. It’s the best of Raise the Horns 2014! [Read more…]

Celebrating Yule

I’ve always thought of Yuletide as the “most Pagan” of all holiday seasons. So many cherished holiday customs have survived from pagan antiquity into the present day and Midwinter is full of Pagan and secular stuff that makes for great rituals and celebrations. [Read more…]


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