Looking for Lughnassa

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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

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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

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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...]

Occult in America: Joseph Smith

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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

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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...]

Magick & The Occult in America: The Long Lost Friend

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One of the most interesting things about The Friend is that it was a huge bestseller in its own time, and still probably holds the record for bestselling “American grimoire.” [Read more...]

Ramble On: Call of the Wild

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The drums, the moon, the clear skies, the workshops and a thousand like minded folks… it must be outdoor Pagan Festival time. [Read more...]

A Hellenic-Style Ritual

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I will sing of stately Aphrodite, gold-crowned and beautiful, whose dominion spans from the heart of Cyprus to the hearts of all men! I call upon loud-roaring and reveling Dionysos, primeval, two-natured, thrice-born, Bacchic lord, savage, ineffable, secretive, two-horned and two-shaped! Hail the gods and may they find this Hellenic-style ritual to their liking. [Read more...]

Shouldn’t Rituals Be Entertaining?

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Is ritual about entertainment or the experience? Perhaps the latter can’t be reached without the other? [Read more...]

American Civil Religion

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While having a great deal of respect and admiration for many of our national leaders and the documents and speeches that make up American Civil Religion, I am no fan of the institution. I love the symbolism of figures like Justice and Liberty, but the deification of words and men leads to a false sense of infallibility. [Read more...]


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